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.)