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Sarah Palin and Other Freelance Authors Ponder Tax Day

palinbook23.jpgYesterday freelance author Sarah Palin told a crowd of passionate tea party members: “We’ll keep clinging to our constitution and our guns and religion and you can keep the change. Because the voters are coming”

Since most readers of this site didn’t earn $12 million dollars through book deals and speaking engagements, the April 15th tax day is a tough day for most self-employed writers in the audience. Here are a few more sympathetic links to get you through it.

The Urban Muse has an open thread for freelance writers paying taxes.

Add your tax day stories in the comments for a post tax-day round up. The NY Times has an alternative tax form that all the freelancers in the audience can appreciate.


On Twitter, Bookgirl96 meditated on her taxes: “A moment of silence for my bank account, please. I just mailed my tax payments.”

Carina Press executive editor Angela James tried to crowdsource her taxes: “What I would like is for someone to offer to pay my taxes for me. You know you want to!”

Finally, Andrea Brown Literary agent Jennifer Laughran got stuck in line: “In retrospect, today was probably not the day for a post office run. The line is out the door, all the way to the bakery!”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.