Sunday, March 9, 2008

The writing life

From The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8. Lee:

At his peak, he wrote maybe a hundred fortunes a month. The effort drained him. A decade into his soothsaying career, Lau because stymied by writer's block. He retired as their chief fortune cookie writer in 1995. "He told me it was the hardest job he ever got," said Derrick.

Also see the entertaining story here.

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