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How come a lot of writers and authors so broke? I have asked myself this after attending writer groups. Sure several of us have made some cash in the venue, but most are broke. Why? Often it's given that they have low self-esteem and won't ask for payment that equals their work or value. This really is a personal problem, but you can find other reasons as well. Another reason is simply because of simple economics; demand and supply. Today anybody can be a writer or even an author as a result of word-processors, software and also the Internet - and that suggests more writers, and although additionally, there are more venues which require this skill, even poor writers look okay considering all the crap online. Okay so, before I go into any sort of tirade, let's talk.

Not sometime ago, 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 case 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 prepared to pay you for it, unless they can get it someplace else cheaper or free. In that case the buyer of such written material is either getting something inferior because of their price adverse nature, your marketing is insufficient, or what you write is not needed. Inside this day and age information is quite cheap, sometimes free.

Writing in my view is just not commonly a very wise profession to be in, however every industry needs writing and also the written word (currently) to get that information out to willing buyers and sellers. So there is room, plenty of it, for writers, at least nowadays, 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 most likely numbered.

As I look at my personal library of some 4600 books and growing, I understand that you will discover lots of published writers and authors available, all of which sell their work and have sold books, thus by nature are professional writers and authors. But, since those terms are loosely defined, anybody who authors an essay writing help, click this, online on their 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.

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