The Literary Secretary

It’s no secret that writers need day jobs. Nowadays, a lot of writers try to break into academia or publishing. Another option: the secretarial position. At NPR, All Things Considered looks at the literary secretary with Lynn Peril, author of Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office.

Maybe Mad Men will reveal that Don’s secretary/wife Megan is actually a novelist and I’ll like her more. (Probably not though.)

(image: Adolph B. Rice Studio, via the Library of Virginia)

0 thoughts on “The Literary Secretary

  1. Francesca Zelnick says:

    ha! I work in an office (as an administrative assistant, but “secretary” in Mad Men days) and am busy blog-reading and writing at this very moment. I bring my laptop in and just go for it. Reading this was perfect timing. 🙂

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