Within each and every one of us is a dream. Maybe deep down you always wanted to try your hand at stand up comedy, being an author, starting a business or pursuing a passion. The large majority of us never realize that dream.
We get busy with life and find a way to simply put it off, or suppress the idea of pursuing whatever it is.
We had the privilege of speaking with Richard Merli, author and founder of October Hill Magazine. He opened up about the tension inside as he built a career in journalism while living with the dream of authorship, bringing to life the creative ideas inside.
“ There was always a certain tension a certain competition between journalism, which provided a living for myself and creative writing which was another path. Actually, I studied both at New York University.
I was always rather split. Part of me wanted to be an author and part of me wanted to earn a living as a journalist.
Of course, it’s very difficult earning a living as an author, especially when you’re 21 years old and coming out of University.
But I had a good long career as a journalist first and then as an editor of three different magazines and newspapers. And I always had this hankering to do something on the literary side. I had a novel tucked away in the drawer. I had other ideas for novels as well. So that remained alive that dream always sort of flickered on within me.”
Richard shares his path from a long, rewarding, career in journalism to founding October Hill Magazine, who’s mission is to provide a new platform for both new and established voices. He’s also the author of The Light of Ancient Stars, and The Animals. You can learn more about Richard and his writings here: www.richardmerli.com/blog
We hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did.
It was a pleasure speaking with Richard and learning about his journey, which in many ways is just beginning.
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