Writing and Money

“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.”       –  Jules Renard

I wonder why that is?   I know some who consider it somehow embarrassing or even shameful if you find a way to make good money as a writer. Is blog advertising shameful?  Are popular writing and adequate payment a contradiction today?

I believe writers in the past would have jumped at the opportunities that blogs and self-publishing provide the writer today.   The value of immediate publication without years of seeking out an agent, a publisher, months of editing, and then the long wait to see what certain, selected critics think of your work.

Now we can find out very quickly whether certain pieces or books speak to our public’s interests or attract very little audience.  Sometime the immediacy of the feedback can be resounding!

I find blogging to be the perfect way to explore the public’s interest in any particular topic.  They can help you decide whether writing an entire book on the subject is worth your time.  And then after the book comes out, you will need to maintain a blog devoted just to that subject to continue to attract the right customers to your material.

This marketing plan has been much more effective than I ever expected for my book “How to Believe in Love Again.”  My blog with the same name continues to attract those who need to know about the information in my book a year after publication.


About Laura Lee Carter

Laura Lee Carter is the author of this blog and she holds copyright on all materials published.
This entry was posted in Becoming an author in midlife, Believing in yourself as a writer, Blog Coaching, Blogging, Blogs and advertising, Fort Collins author, Fort Collins writer, Learning how to become a writer, Making a living as a writer, Marketing your blog, Marketing your book, Marketing yourself as a writer, Publicity for writers, Stresses of authorship, Stresses of becoming a writer, the need to be heard, The psychological challenges of becoming a writer, Why self-publish?, writing and meaning, Writing the truth, Writing to learn more about yourself and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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