I spent last year collecting career advice on the Writing Life and making a living out of words. I received useful advice on entering contests, submitting to publications, interviewing agents and other insights from industry professionals.
Still, one of the best pieces of advice came when I was off the air. The advice that made me laugh? Marry well.
Though we laughed about it, the person who gave me this advice was being serious. He had freedom to craft a career out of words because his livelihood did not depend on his income. He had married a woman who could and would support the family.
If you want to make a living as a writer, marry someone who can support you. Will you take his advice?