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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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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.
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?
Jan. 3rd, 2005 11:26 am (UTC)
I think it's based on income and stress level.
Jan. 3rd, 2005 11:34 am (UTC)
I'm doomed, then.
Jan. 3rd, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)
I think you'll make a nice old poet. :)
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!
Jan. 3rd, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
It's all the angst. Solution: Write more happy poems, damnit. Or else.
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