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Essay Writer Guides

Why are so many writers and authors so broke? I have asked myself this after attending writer groups. Sure a couple of of us have made some cash in this particular venue, but most are broke. Why? Often it's since they have low self-esteem and will not ask for payment that equals their work or value. This is a personal problem, but you'll find other reasons as well. Another reason is because of simple economics; demand and supply. Today anybody can be a writer or an author because of word-processors, software and also the Internet - and that implies more writers, and although there are also more venues which need this skill, even poor writers look okay considering all of the crap online. Okay consequently, before I go into any sort of tirade, let's talk.

Not in the 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 that you are compensated to your work. If 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 ready to pay you for it, unless they may 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 is not needed. Within this day and age information can be very cheap, sometimes free.

Writing in my view just isn't normally a very wise profession to be in, however every industry needs writing and 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 recent years, in our pre-Artificial Intelligent age, as soon writers will not be needed, not even fictional writers - which is the way such technology is headed and so the professional writers days are almost certainly numbered.

As I look at my personal library of some 4600 books and growing, I understand that there are plenty of published writers and authors out there, 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, anyone who authors an essay writers - Recommended Reading, online on their blog, which happens to have advertising on it, is indeed getting compensated to write, right? Thus, the definition of professional writer or author applies. Interesting, maybe we need clarification on this topic. Your thoughts, comment below.

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