Episode 38: #WriterFinances

...in which Jess and KJ get frank with the financial side of writing; When do you give up your day job? How much can you/should you get paid? Plus, updates on community building efforts and KJ walks us through her burn chart.

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)


NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio


Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living, Manjula Martin

Roxane Gay

Cheryl Strayed

The Opposite of Spoiled, Ron Lieber

Reading with Babies, Toddlers, and Twos: A Guide to Laughing, Learning, and Growing Together through Books, KJ Dell Antonia & Susan Straub, with Rachel Payne

Sarina Bowen


What Doesn't Kill Us, Scott Carney

WordRates, Scott Carney

**Twitter handle that Jess mentions -- anonymously tweet what ppl pay**

ASJA Magazine

**I'm including this, but according to the site the magazine isn't published anymore - not even online**

Creative Nonfiction Magazine

National Geographic Gender Revolution Special Issue


S.S. Taylor


I Know How She Does It - How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, Laura Vanderkam

Tim Grahl

Jeff Goins

Lisa Woodruff

Deborah Gilboa, Doctor G


The Diary of a Provincial Lady, E.M. Delafield

Thank You for Being Late, Thomas Friedman

The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher

You Will Know Me, Megan Abbott