“Writers don't make any money at all. We make about a dollar. It is terrible. But then again we don't work either. We sit around in our underwear until noon, then go downstairs and make coffee, fry some eggs, read the paper, read part of a book, smell the book, wonder if perhaps we ourselves should work on our book, smell the book again, throw the book across the room because we are quite jealous that any other person wrote a book, feel terribly guilty about throwing the schmuck's book across the room because we secretly wonder if God in heaven noticed our evil jealousy, or worse, our laziness. We then lie across the couch facedown and mumble to God to forgive us because we are secretly afraid He is going to dry up all our words because we envied another man's stupid words. And for this, as I said, we are paid a dollar." – Donald Miller
Miller, born in August 1971, is an author, public speaker and CEO of StoryBrand, a marketing company. Best known for his personal essays and reflections he also authored the bestselling book Blue Like Jazz and a series of business/marketing books, the latest (in 2021) being Business Made Simple. A native of Texas, he now makes his home in Tennessee.
“I think understanding your life as
a story is a really terrific way of kind of knowing where you are and knowing
who you are,” Miller said. “I love
writing books - I really do. If I could just quit everything and work on a book
every day, I would love that most.”
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