Twenty-some years ago, during the first wave of dot-com hysteria, I worked as content director at an audio-and-music startup called Audiocafe.com, on Mission Street in San Francisco.
Received wisdom has it that successful writers are gifted geniuses, rare specimens endowed with rare talents. An hour spent in any library or bookstore will prove how wrong this is. You don’t have to be a virtuoso to enjoy a rewarding career as a writer. You don’t even have to be a very good writer to succeed. You simply have to be competent and consistent.
It’s nearly Christmas – thank goodness. This has been a trying year for many for many more reasons than just COVID-19 and climate change. For the writer in your life (or perhaps for you), here are twenty-two frugal to inexpensive Etsy finds.