Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Creativity and the expectation of payment

They're not very strongly related.  Latest example from Slate's series on Free to Be You and Me.  Read the whole thing, but have a quote:
Dan Greenburg marvels today that while the movie he went off to film in Martha’s Vineyard—the one he thought would make his career—was a total flop, the two poems he dashed off one afternoon on set have resulted in steady royalty checks every year since.

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