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writing and composing music

I'm not even sure how to approach criticizing this, because I'm sure you mean well, but if someone aims to make a living in these two things, they better get ready for a lifelong dose of failure.

You're (somewhat) right. I was mainly addressing the "find an interesting job" part, not the "lucrative" one.

There are ways to become successful as a writer, but you need to be either very lucky, or cheat. See [1] for an example of the latter.

[1] https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056BMK6K

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