One writer's high-risk tax strategies

If this doesn't draw an audit — or worse — it will be a miracle. Michael N. Marcus offers innovative tips for cutting your income taxes: "If you are an author or a journalist, the key to creative tax avoidance is to write about things you like … If you smoke, write about pipes, cigars, tobacco, hashish or marijuana — and deduct the cost of your research. A trip to a cigar factory, a bong or nickel bag can be as important to your writing career as Microsoft Word."