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Balancing Act – The Author and the Professional

Like many authors, fiction isn’t my day job. It never has been.

But that’s not to say that it doesn’t add a little something extra to everyday life, especially when your co-workers know. You’ve probably experienced it yourselves. When they find out you’re a writer, there’s a good chance they’re genuinely interested in it, and may ever turn around to find it in print or online.

Having the additional distinction of an extensive background in career development, most recently as a professional resume writer, the question for you then becomes how much of your author experience do you make known to your current or prospective employer?

From where I sit, having that ability to use your imagination should be considered a positive. I’ve always felt that employers appreciate those people who engage in creative thinking. And I can’t think of anything more creative than someone who’s written fiction of any length, from the occasional short story to a full-blown epic novel.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many people who not only know of my work as a writer, but openly embrace what that says about me and what I’ve brought to the table.

Hopefully, you work at a place that appreciates your writing and creativity. Even if that’s not the case, you know what you’re all about. Don’t let it discourage you from writing.

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