Of course, this blinkered perspective isn’t helped by representations of the writer’s life on TV or in movies, where it appears that most writing professors live in large Arts and Crafts houses, or in multi-room, Midtown buildings with doormen. When set designers for TV shows have struggling interns living in lofts in the newest hipster neighborhoods and act as if the multi-thousand dollar rents are accessible to real interns, is that a reflection of the set designers’ subsidized experiences and thus genuine ignorance of the real cost of things? Or is it some cruel fantasy that sells struggle as if we are all able to pursue our passions without ever having to worry where our next meal is coming from?
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