"We do not usually acknowledge unsolicited manuscripts, but we want you to know that we tore yours into tiny pieces. Yours sincerely, The Op-Ed Page."
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The Freelance Life.
Meet The People in the Bookstore Café Staring at Their Laptops 2-4 p.m.
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"You know what I wish? I wish there was a foundation that gave grants just to lie fallow for a year or so."
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"I envy you—laughing all day long, and being paid for it, too!"
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"Here's my card. Give me a call if you ever need a barfly."
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"Tell me what you think of the menu. I wrote it."
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Searching for the Perfect App
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"I'm lookin' for a couple of fast guns who ain't afraid to lay down their life. There's no pay, but it'll be a great way to get your name out there."
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"I'm freelance, that's why I'm faster."