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Re: Do you get paid to write?

Post by DATo » 01 Nov 2017, 04:48

I get paid not to write. My last poem blinded three readers. I can't swim either. [:- (

*LOL* No, I've never been paid for anything I've written. I write only as a hobby.
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Post by Jasmine M Wardiya » 10 Dec 2017, 20:41

Depends on what I'm writing. Some places I submit to pay if they accept my work, some competitions pay (that was one the university entered for me though so I don't know if you'd count that). I write medical articles for a dashboard so if someone buys those, I get paid a little. And one day I hope to finish a novel and publish it, so hopefully then? Otherwise, submitting to places that don't pay money, or writing things I don't plan to try and publish, or fanfiction or university assignments (technically, we pay for those instead, lol).

As for why I write, for the most part I like writing. It's a hobby, and a free one for the moment so I don't have to worry about my debt (from university fees, mostly) getting any bigger. And I can write while I'm at lectures, or on attachments, or in the train/bus, or not feeling particularly sleepy... Not between exams, sadly. They take all our scrap paper.

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Post by fergie » 20 Dec 2017, 08:01

I've had the odd payment from a published short story, but would ideally love to more professional and be able to eke out a living from writing. At the moment it's on average one small payment every 3 or 4 years, which won't exactly pay the mortgage :wink2:

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