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How come so many writers and authors so broke? I have asked myself this after attending writer groups. Sure several of us have made some money in the 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 is a personal problem, but you will discover other reasons also. Another reason is simply because of simple economics; supply and demand. Today anyone can be a writer or perhaps 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 need this skill, even poor writers look okay considering all the crap online. Okay for this reason, before I go into any sort of tirade, let's talk.

Not long ago, an acquaintance of mine, Dr. Gary S Goodman, asked; "Should You Write For Free?" Next he asks a more in-depth question: "One clear sign that you'll be a professional is that you are paid to your work. If you're not paid, does this signify you are something less?"

My view is that if what you write is of value, then someone will be prepared to pay you for it, unless they can 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. In the day and age information can be very cheap, sometimes free.

Writing in my view isn't normally 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 in the present day, 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 recognize that there are actually a lot of published writers and authors around, all of which sell their work and also have sold books, thus by nature are professional writers and authors. Still, since those terms are loosely defined, anyone who authors an essay writing companies online on their blog, which happens to have advertising on it, is indeed getting paid to write, right? Thus, the meaning of professional writer or author applies. Interesting, maybe we need clarification on this topic. Your thoughts, comment below.

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