Why are so many writers and authors so broke? I have asked myself this after attending writer groups. Sure a number of of us have made some cash in this particular venue, but most are broke. Why? Often it's while they have low self-esteem and won't ask for payment that equals their work or value. This really is a personal problem, but there are actually other reasons as well. Another reason is mainly because of simple economics; supply and demand. Today anybody can be a writer or an author due to word-processors, software as well as the Internet - and that means more writers, and although there's also more venues which require this skill, even poor writers look okay considering all the crap online. Okay therefore, before I go into any sort of tirade, let's talk.
Not some time past, an acquaintance of mine, Dr. Gary S Goodman, asked; "Should You Write For Free?" Next he asks a far more in-depth question: "One clear sign that you'll be a pro is the fact that you are paid for your work. In the event you are not paid, does this signify you are something less?"
My view is the fact that if what you write is of value, then someone will be willing to pay you for it, unless they may get it somewhere else cheaper or free. In that case the buyer of such written material is either getting something inferior because of the price adverse nature, your marketing is insufficient, or what you write isn't needed. Inside this day and age information is extremely cheap, sometimes free.
Writing in my view isn't often a very wise profession to be in, however every industry needs writing as well as the written word (currently) to get that information out to willing buyers and sellers. So there is room, lots of it, for writers, at least at present, in our pre-Artificial Intelligent age, as soon writers will not be needed, not even fictional writers - that is the way such technology is headed and so the professional writers days are probably numbered.
As I look-at my personal library of some 4600 books and growing, I recognize that there are actually an abundance of published writers and authors available, all of which sell their work as well as have sold books, thus by nature are professional writers and authors. But, since those terms are loosely defined, anyone who authors an essay writing companies (visit the up coming document
) online on their own blog, which happens to have advertising on it, is indeed getting compensated to write, right? Thus, the definition of professional writer or author applies. Interesting, maybe we need clarification on this topic. Your thoughts, comment below.