Monday, 7 April 2014

Poetic position

Would you like to be a poet in residence at Jane Austen's house this summer and be paid £10,000 for doing it? That sounds like someone's dream job - not mine but I can see it's a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate.

If you could have any writing or reading related job, even a fictional one, what would it be?

Personally I'd like to keep doing what I'm doing now, but with a few more sales. Or, as we're dreaming here, lots and lots more sales. And do more of the writing on cruise ships.

20 comments:

Maggie May said...

A travel column with a slant. Not sure what the slant would be yet, but something linked to city breaks, and lots of free accommodation of course.

Old Kitty said...

Oh you look tres elegant!!!

The poet's in residence at Ms Austen's does sound dreamy!

I'd love to be a proper archivist discovering lost works of art written or otherwise in some big ol' mansion somewhere remote! LOL! Take care
x

L said...

Wonderful opportunity for the right candidate.

lizy-expat-writer said...

writing poems to order? Not the job for me, and I doubt my ditties would suit the atmosphere!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Wow - what a great position for the right person! Like you. I want to continue what I'm doing and earn more money!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Wonderful opportunity for the right candidate. Sadly for me I cant write poetry :(

Sharon Himsl said...

I'm not a poet but do like Jane Austen. A great opportunity for the right person!
Shells–Tales–Sails

susanjanejones said...

My nonsense poetry wouldn't go down too well there I don't think Patsy. I'd like to have enough weekly columns to be a writer in residence at the Jones household. I am that now, but with no wages:)) I once decided it was time I had a column and wrote to Woman magazine, and gave them reasons why I should be a columnist... Talk about embarrassing, I found it in a diary the other day. They did phone me up though and wanted to talk about me marrying the same man twice. I had to say, 'it's already been done'

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe you could be a cruise writer, and get paid to travel the world over on cruises...

Chemist Ken said...

I couldn't imagine anything better than to live in an English castle for six months and do nothing but write. Talk about inspiration! Okay, I'd sightsee part of the time also.

Patsy said...

Oh yes, that sounds like a good job, Maggie. I suggest 5* breaks should be your speciality.

Patsy said...

That would be interesting, Kitty. Naturally you'd be able to provide cats in residence for the mansion, so they'd be getting a real bargain.

Patsy said...

It is, Linda. Almost makes me wish I was a poet.

Patsy said...

There would certainly be pressure to produce the goods, Lizy.

Patsy said...

Very sensible, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

That would be a slight disadvantage, Rachna!

Patsy said...

It is, isn't it, Sharon.

Patsy said...

At least you tried, Suzy! Yes, writer in residence of our own home is a good plan. Maybe I can call myself writer in residence of the van? I'd have to share the title with Gary though ... and actually write while I'm away.

Patsy said...

I'd love to do that, Alex!

Patsy said...

That does sound good, Ken. If you need anyone to stand in for you anytime ....