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Jul 1, 2008 04:12 AM

how many Chowhounds are professional writers?

(i know there's the thread, "What do Chowhounds do for a living," but i didn't want to sift through all 708 responses.)
just curious. part of the reason i love this site has nothing to do with food, but how you write about it. some of you are so, like, eloquent.
i'm mildly jealous and also curious. how many of you get paid to write? how many of you are working on the next bestseller in your spare (or full) time?

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    1. I'm a former speechwriter.

      1. Though I am not solely a writer, my job requires me to publish articles and books regularly.

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        1. re: Cachetes

          Same here. Unfortunately, my new home does not allow me the joy of eating or foraging and writing about it, so I cannot share my skillz-- written or oral ;) -- with y'all.

        2. I'm a lawyer, so, in part, paid to write.

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          1. re: MMRuth

            another lawyer who has to write but only about REALLLY boring stuff like law.......

            1. re: MMRuth

              ditto - another lawyer who writes for a living. At least I get to work in the wine and food country of Walla Walla, WA :.)

            2. I have a blog, but obviously am not paid to write that <g>. The only writing I do at work are contracts and the like.