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How to make a living as a writer #amwriting

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

I was speaking to a friend this morning, a woman whose writing often glows with lyric beauty, yet who has stopped writing because she could not sell her manuscript and will not self-publish.

As a writer, and much as I would like to, I don’t make a living from my work. Like most authors, and especially Indie authors, that is a dream about as realistic as winning the Pulitzer Prize. For many, the literary Holy Grail appears in the nebulous form of an Agent or a Contract… but even for those who attain it, making a living will almost always involve a day job as well as the untold hours tapping away at a keyboard. It is only a few who will go on to live the dream.

There are moments when you might wonder whether it is worth it; when you think of all the other things you could…

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16 thoughts on “How to make a living as a writer #amwriting

  1. Beautiful and inspiring. I’ve been on a writing hiatus. I think because at some point I lost the hope that I’d ever “make a name for myself” as an indie, self-published author. Think I’m about to be over that now. The words do indeed need someplace to go other than the many rooms inside my head :-).

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