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How to Be a Good Literary Citizen When You’re a Broke-Ass Bitch Like Me

You’ve heard it before: If you want to make it as a writer, start by being a good literary citizen. What does being a good literary citizen involve? Here are three easy steps that anyone, anywhere can do: (1) Buy books from indie bookstores (in person or online). (2) Subscribe to journals. (3) Blog, tweet, Facebook, etc. To which, I wholeheartedly say: Yes! Yes! Yes! So, what’s the problem?

I have no savings of any kind. I have massive, soul-crushing student loan debt. I am burdened with a stubborn and, at this point, certifiably masochistic desire to be in, near, and around words all day long. Continue reading How to Be a Good Literary Citizen When You’re a Broke-Ass Bitch Like Me