Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

30th anniversary as a full-time writer

by Rob - April 29th, 2013.
Filed under: Milestones.

Today is my 30th anniversary of being a full-time self-employed freelance writer.

On Friday, April 29, 1983, I finished the last job I ever had — being a teaching assistant in the School of Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson in Toronto. I’ve never had a boss since then.

I spent most of the rest of the 1980s doing freelance newspaper and magazine journalism, plus writing projects for corporate and government clients; I didn’t transition to full-time science-fiction writing until the early 1990s.

It’s been an amazing thirty years. I’m a lucky guy.

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4 Responses to 30th anniversary as a full-time writer

  1. Congrats on the milestone Rob!

    And while it’s true you’re lucky, it’s obvious to anyone who has followed your career to any extent that your success is well-earned, and not just luck.

  2. No easy accomplishment! Congratulations on a truly significant anniversary!

  3. Yes….a very lucky guy. Congrats on your first 30 years and hoping you can give all of us fans at least another 30 years!

  4. Huge congratulations my friend!