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Apr 4, 2009

Saving Money as a Writer

SunTiger tagged me with coming up with 3 ways to save money.

Um. I'm really the last person to ask about how to save money. Now, if y'all wanted tips on how to waste money, I'm your gal. Plus, this is supposed to be a blog about writing.

Anyway, here goes.

1. Write in the dark.

Your computer screen should give you enough light anyway, right? Turn off the lights and conserve power! Oh, wait, some of you write longhand. Well, you probably don't have electricity anyway, so you're fine.

2. Query only by email.

Why waste trees and spend all that money on stamps? Do you really even want an agent who doesn't know how to use email?

3. Drink less beer.

Buy a keg instead.

Yeah, I know. There's a reason I lost the election for Highschool Treasurer.


Danyelle L. said...


The flashlights that you wind cost less than electricity, so that could help people that write rather than type. :)

Natalie Whipple said...

Genius ideas:) Hehe.

Michelle D. Argyle said...


That was great. Hehehe.

Traci said...

I'm crying!!! LMAO!!!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant ideas, Tara! I do concur!

(I'm rather good at spending too.)

writtenwyrdd said...

Unfortunately, leaving the lights off gives me a headache, although I prefer sitting in a darkened room to type away on the keyboard.

I'd save money by drinking more coffee and thus eating less, but the doctor ordered me to cut back! Shame on her!

But one way that all authors can save is to forgo satellite television. Kill your tv and you'll be both more productive and have about $80 more in your bank account at the end of the month.

*crickets chirping* ...did I say something wrong?