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Why are numerous writers and authors so broke? I have asked myself this after attending writer groups. Sure a number of of us have made some cash within this venue, but most are broke. Why? Often it's since 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 will find other reasons also. Another reason is because of simple economics; supply and demand. Today anyone can be a writer or an author as a result of word-processors, software and also the Internet - and that means more writers, and although additionally there are more venues that need 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 will be a professional is the fact that you are paid to your work. In the event that you are 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 also 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 their price adverse nature, your marketing is insufficient, or what you write isn't needed. In this particular day and age information is extremely cheap, sometimes free.

Writing in my view isn't normally 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, plenty of it, for writers, at least at the moment, in our pre-Artificial Intelligent age, as soon writers will not be needed, not even fictional writers - that's 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 you'll find lots of published writers and authors available, all of which sell their work and have sold books, thus by definition are professional writers and authors. But, since those terms are loosely defined, anybody who authors an essay writing services; click to find out more, online on their own 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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