"Since I was unwilling to devote myself to the finer points of photography, I put down my camera and picked up a pen. I had read enough poorly written newspaper columns to believe that I could beat the average. I whipped up a sample essay; one month later my name and photo were on the front page of my town's weekly paper. Just like that, I was a "columnist": $50 per column, two columns a month."
(Written by Kelly Corrigan in Oprah Magazine, January 2009)