You might never imagine that some famous writers began their writing jobs as they were at lowly first jobs. Some of them even worked for sectors, which has nothing to do with writing. Famous American writers, such as James Patterson, Jonathan Safran Foer, and some others began their literary works as lowly employers. Their stories are inspiring for those who insist in looking for first jobs based on educational backgrounds. Think again after reading their stories.
Famous Writers Than Began From Lowly First Jobs
The following are inspiring stories from famous American writers, who began their writing career at lowly first jobs:
He has some masterpieces, including Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, and 1st To Die, Kiss began his jobs as a Hospital psych aide at Massachusetts-based McLean Hospital in Belmont. His basic job was to talk to people. He met and talked with different people every day. For James Patterson, his lowly fist job has opened any kinds of windows and doors to see the world in a wide perspective.
Working as a psych aide, Patterson dealt with different kinds of persons in different situations. He had to dealt with patients that went violent, kids with drug issues, parents that went panic, and many more. He also worked in shift, such as night shift from 11 pm to 7 am. He spent the day reading different topics, from textbooks to novel. Later, Patterson read one novel everyday.
His interest in writing began when Patterson and few aides got the poet Robert Lowell as a patient there. They spend much hours talking about Lowell’s poetry.
Jonathan Safran Foer
His works include Here I Am, Everything is Illuminated, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His first job was at family-owned jewelry store, where he worked behind the counter in Maryland mall. His jobs included selling jewelry and replacing watch batteries (which may look simple but actually complicated).
At his first lowly jobs, Jonathan Safran Foer also dealt with many people. He was at an environment, where people around him talked about everything they knew. His first writing Everything is Illuminated was actually the title of his thesis for a degree in philosophy at Princeton. The novel was published in 2002 by Houghton Mifflin.
His first job was a clothing stock boy when he was 16 years old. He was still in high school when his friends invited him to work for a men’s clothing store during holiday season in Peekskill, New York. Boyle got his first salary at the clothing store. Actually, he worked only for few bucks of money to buy cool stuffs for himself. As he was too young to work, he did not actually want to work seriously at the clothing store. Boyle was fired after making fun of the boss in graffiti.
Now, Boyle is a professor at the University of Southern California. He is known for novels and short stories, which he published in many literary magazines. His fiction works include Modern Love, Playboy, King Bee, Carnal Knowledge, the Human Fly, and many more.
Shortly, even famous people might begin their work at lowly first jobs. So, never insist in finding a position that is related to your educational background.