Fiction or non-fiction?

I'm always on a quest to get to know my readers better, so today I'd like to hear from you: Do you read primarily fiction or non-fiction? Which do you prefer reading? Which do you prefer to write? Answer in the comments below and feel free to ask me a question of your own.
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Balancing Fiction and Non-Fiction

Goal setting, Inspirational, Writing
While I've been blogging for years, over the last year or so I've become more focused on non-fiction than ever before. This is not because I've found some new passion for it. It's because it's easier to get paid for non-fiction than it is to get paid for fiction, and I very much want to make a living. So I've shifted my focus to include more non-fiction. And I've actually gotten paid for a few articles, inspiring me to write more--after all, it's not like I'm getting paid for my short stories yet. But while non-fiction is an easier way to make a living off what I love doing--writing--it's important to me that I keep this work balanced with my fiction, the stuff I'm truly passionate about. I might not…
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Remembering to Write for Yourself

Blog Stuff, Writing
Many of us dream of writing for a living. Some of us have gotten paid for our work before, some of us haven't. Some of us write during our day jobs. Others are lucky enough to have writing as their day job. Right now, I'm sitting somewhere in the middle. I spend a lot of time working on assignments for other people: school, Penumbra and a couple things in the works that I don't really want to talk about yet. Each of these assignments carves hours at a time out of my schedule. For the last couple of weeks, I've also spent hours of each day looking for writing jobs and examining markets. A few days ago, I got an email from the lovely folks over at WriYe saying that…
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