Thursday, September 25, 2014

How much money does a writer Make?


Well...not much.  Sorry to be a downer, but writers write because they love it, they don't do it for the money.  Basically you get like about a $1 a book, and sometimes less, so it's not a very lucrative career.  I know a writer who is pretty successful, and says she earns about $1 an hour for all of the effort she puts in, including promoting her book.

On the other hand, you could be the next Stephen King, or J.K. Rowling!  You never know.  But just expect that it's not going to make you rich.

That said, writing sure is rewarding and fun.  It's pretty addictive once you get started, so maybe that's why 80% of the people surveyed in America said they were working on writing a novel.  So go ahead, start on that novel you've always dreamed may not pay off in terms of money, but you'll find a lot of personal satisfaction in the work.  I sure do!

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