Writing Advertising

Linking to this story mostly because it reassures me and there’s a lot in it I relate to…

In my world, advertising was something a serious writer did before doing something important. Augusten Burroughs. Don DeLillo. Salman Rushdie, for God’s sake. These guys didn’t keep up their copywriting after they got famous. If anything, they lampooned it. It was like the laughably bad marriage they’d had when they were young.

“When I Sold Out to Advertising” {salon}.