Here is a question for everyone: What is your definition of a writer? Is it someone who makes a living writing, someone who has been published or someone who just writes because they love to write?
I believe the answer is someone who loves to write. And the reason is simple, if you don’t love to write, you will never get published (well you can but if there is no passion in the work, well…) and you will certainly never make money at it.
I suppose I should clarify the last two points. Anyon
e who can string more than three words together can publish something. It may not be good, but it can be published. The world of publishing today is much different from the publishing world of the last century. (Doesn’t that make you sound old?) For example, I just published my first book on Amazon, “You Can Beat Fibromyalgia” and it cost me nothing but time to do it. Whether it sells or not remains to be seen, but the point is if I can do it, anyone can.
You can also make money writing by writing and selling crap. I don’t mean things like content writing, or writing for advertisements, but things like porn, I’m sorry, we call that erotica now. Some would say if you write that you are a writer, and I suppose technically you are because you are published and you are making money.
I love to write. And now that I am doing it almost full time, I love it even more. Would I like to make a living from it? Certainly. Would I like to have a book published in hard copy and sold at Barnes and Noble? Absolutely. But even if neither of those happens, I will still consider myself a writer.
And no, I will not write and sell porn.
Feel free to leave a comment on what you think the definition of a writer is. I would love to hear from you.
If you would like to purchase my book you can do so right here. Even if you don’t have Fibromyalgia, it might still be useful.