“And what do you do for a living?”
“Well, I’m a writer!”
“Can you make a living doing that?”
That was a very brief snippet of a conversation I had this weekend while at the Street Fair. The guy who asked me that question was amazed….I say amazed…that I could make a living by writing. I’m not sure if he really believed me.
There are so many ways to make money in this writing gig. Are you making yours? If so, what do you do? If not, what aren’t you doing?
QUOTE OF THE DAY
And there is the eternal struggle for writers. We have to make money to survive, but making money is not the true reason why we write. A constant give and take battle if you will is always being waged.
I have to pay my bills…..I have to write for enjoyment…..the customer is always right….the customer doesn’t know a damn thing about good writing…..and on and on we go.
Yes, there are many ways to make money in this writing gig. It is not always easy to find them, but they are out there. Perseverance my friends. One step in front of the other my friends. Don’t give up my friends.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Yes, it ties into today’s theme.
TIP OF THE DAY
Look locally for article ideas for magazines and newspapers. There are interesting topics and ideas right outside your door in your own community, but you have to look for them. I’ve got an article coming out on HubPages this week about this topic…writing travel articles from home.
CONTEST OF THE DAY
Hunger Mountain Creative NonFiction Prize…first place wins $1000…deadline coming soon and I believe it is September 10th….read about submission guidelines here.
MONEY SITE OF THE DAY
The Herbert Hoover Artist In Residence Program, held in Iowa, is a rather unique opportunity for two artists or writers each year. Read about it here.
MORE ON THURSDAY
Only two entries this week so I’ll see you again on Thursday, the 29th of August. On the other three days you can always visit my other blog, A Moment With Bill. You are always welcome.
In the meantime, give some thought to being a guest blogger on this blog. If you want to share a writing tip or a favorite writing site, or just give some random thoughts about writing, I’m always willing to help a fellow writer. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”