Writing Fiction is a Job: Top 10 Quotes

Writing Fiction is a Job: Top 10 Quotes

I don’t disagree with Henry Miller when he said, “Writing is its own reward.” I also believe that writers should be compensated fairly for their labor. Of all types of writing, fiction writing gets the least respect. Most people consider it a hobby (read: nonpaying job) because they have no idea how hard it is.

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Vallejo Times-Herald: Historical Novel Highlights Douglas MacArthur’s Open Secret

Vallejo Times-Herald: Historical Novel Highlights Douglas MacArthur’s Open Secret

An article in the Times-Herald (Vallejo, Calif.) puts the spotlight on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s little-known love affair in the 1930s with Isabel Rosario Cooper, a young Filipino actress. “Though Cooper’s existence is not a secret, it’s hardly front row center anywhere until ‘My MacArthur,’” according to the story, referring to the historical novel by Filipino-American author Cindy Fazzi.

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The MacArthur Affair: An Intimate Portrait of Power Imbalance

The MacArthur Affair: An Intimate Portrait of Power Imbalance

Power imbalance between men and women in intimate relationships often manifests when there’s a huge difference in their ages, incomes, or cultural backgrounds. What happens when two people are in love but they are vastly different in all three areas? In the case of General Douglas MacArthur’s little-known affair with a young Filipino actress, it was a calamity.

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