Remember I said Writing is a job and you have to work on writing? Then I mentioned that it was also a business [shudder…] and not an Artsy-Fartsy experience?
On my Twitter feed today, the Author’s guild tweeted this article: ‘Authors Are More Vulnerable To Exploitation Than Ever’ If you are an aspiring writer, it would pay you to pay attention the to politics going on surrounding the profession. It ain’t all “The Pirates done did it”.
Getting a publisher is not the end all be all of being a writer. It is undeniably a grand sense of validation and accomplishment that someone who deals with writers thinks your writing is good and they are willing to put their money with their mouth is. After that? It goes to shit.
They point out in an article that the average pay of a writer is £11,000 in the UK market for…
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