EXCERPT from "Pursuing the Graduate Degree" by Chun Lee in Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction
Success in writing can take many different paths. For some, being a ranch hand for ten years may be the perfect experience necessary to write a particular book. For others success can be found through the wonderful world of academia. There certainly are a fair amount of writers who have a day job in this field so it seems they go hand in hand. If you need to do a bit of research over a topic, you could model a lesson plan around it and I also can’t think of any other job that pays you to talk about books.
Chun Lee is dodging gators and enjoying amazing Cajun cuisine in Lafayette, Louisiana. His work has appeared in The Late Late Show, Dissections, Sails and Sorcery, and the upcoming anthology Paper Blossoms, Shattered Steel. He is a graduate of the WPF program at Seton Hill University and is currently earning a Ph.D. in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.