Abstract/Details

How Los Angeles fiction authors make a living


2008 2008

Other formats: Order a copy

Abstract (summary)

Authors support themselves in a variety of ways. For many writers in Southern California, working at a university or college seems the most common and most coveted of day jobs. It allows for steady hours so that a professor or instructor can devote the rest of his or her time to writing. Others, however, pay the bills with day jobs such as book clerk, Amazon.com editor, journalist, high school teacher and oil refinery operator, psychologist, poet, translator, playwright, university teaching assistant, nonprofit employee, hostess, nanny, and screenwriter. The money that authors of fiction can earn on the side, varies as much as their job descriptions. In six profiles, six authors find creative ways to stay afloat financially in the Los Angeles fiction marketplace.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Literature;
Journalism
Classification
0298: Literature
0391: Journalism
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Language, literature and linguistics; Authors; California; Fiction; Jobs; Los Angeles; Make a living; Struggling
Title
How Los Angeles fiction authors make a living
Author
Pauker, Emily Cara
Number of pages
34
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0208
Source
MAI 46/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549609179
Advisor
Pryor, Larry
Committee member
Castaneda, Laura; Johnson, Dana
University/institution
University of Southern California
Department
Journalism(Print Journalism)
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1454110
ProQuest document ID
193488232
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/193488232
Access the complete full text

You can get the full text of this document if it is part of your institution's ProQuest subscription.

Try one of the following:

  • Connect to ProQuest through your library network and search for the document from there.
  • Request the document from your library.
  • Go to the ProQuest login page and enter a ProQuest or My Research username / password.