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Freelance Success: An ode to the glue gigs

The bylines in high-profile pubs are nice, but savvy freelance writers owe their careers to sturdy, dependable work that may escape the masses.


Mike McDermott:  I took a risk. You, you see all the angles, you never have the fucking stones to play one.

Joey Knish:  Stones? You little punk. I’m not playing for the thrill of fucking victory here. I owe rent, alimony, child support. I play for money. My kids eat. I got stones enough not to chase cards, actions of fucking pipe dreams, of winning the World Series [of Poker] on ESPN.

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