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Well, shit.

From the BBC: "On average, poets lived 62 years, playwrights 63 years, novelists 66 years and non-fiction writers lived 68 years," according to California State University's James Kaufman.

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apryl_knight
Jan. 3rd, 2005 09:39 am (UTC)
Well, hmm... I suppose you should just try getting in a couple of non-fiction stories a year. Perhaps short ones. *grin* That ought to count for something...

Here's a non-fiction poem for you, courtesy of Gordon Korman -

Due to the tragically short life span of the average fruit fly,
College is not really an option.
Caps and gowns don't come in that size anyway.
atalantapendrag
Jan. 3rd, 2005 10:49 am (UTC)
...scared to speculate the average lifespan of a fanfic writer. Maybe my nonfiction pieces will help balance out my poetry?
spottylogic
Jan. 3rd, 2005 11:26 am (UTC)
I think it's based on income and stress level.
atalantapendrag
Jan. 3rd, 2005 11:34 am (UTC)
I'm doomed, then.
baktre
Jan. 3rd, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)
I think you'll make a nice old poet. :)
spottylogic
Jan. 3rd, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
What, if I make it to 31? That's middle-age! I mean, each year is like TWO poet years!
sdocat
Jan. 3rd, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
It's all the angst. Solution: Write more happy poems, damnit. Or else.
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