Saturday, April 12, 2008
PREBROKEN PENCILS—Your writer may not have time to break all of his or her pencils. Not breaking them may result in the sharpened end being thrust through the writer's palm. Writers are not allowed to play with sharp things, anyway, at least in most states.
"We don't have the budget to pay any more local columnists, but we're always looking for local people interested in submitting material (generally 500 to 600 words). We run a byline, and, when possible, a photo of the writer."
Well, thanks...but I do this for a living, this writing thing. You'd be amazed, though, at how many people think we should not charge because they don't have money to pay.