A lovely little book of short articles written by authors on the subject of writing for profit. There are a number of little gems in the collection and you could almost use this as a writer's devotional/meditation just to give you a bit of encouragement before your day's writing. I liked all the pieces but I loved some of them and my two favourites are Coffee or Tea by Tyrean Martinson and The Flip Side of Writing for Free by Bonnie Jean Feldkamp. (Although I hasten to add that this is very subjective and probably just today's whim and another day it could be another that is my favourite.)
'Coffee or Tea' uses the idea of writing for money and compares what you get for writing with how many cups of coffee or tea you could buy with what you make. The author gives a bit of her writing journey from when she was a little kid writing stories, through high school and college and how she has earned small amounts from her writing over time. It started as a trickle and it doesn't sound like it's a flood just yet but it sounds like she is able to keep herself in coffee these days. It's a charming piece.
'The Flip Side of Writing for Free' is a feisty piece about taking personal responsibility. Ms Feldkamp writes that in an age of free reading on the internet we can't really complain about not being paid if we are not supporting other writers out there. Are we putting some money into a subscription for a magazine? Are we buying an anthology put out by a group we want to support? What are we putting in? She gives some hope that the publishing industry is still to really find its feet in this brave new online world but writes 'We really can't complain about not getting paid to write until we're willing to pay for the quality content we wish to read. Quality still exists. Be willing to support it.' Now that's a call to action if ever I heard one and a worthy one at that.
There are other charming pieces in this little collection and it's definitely worth a read.
- フォーマット： Kindle版
- ファイルサイズ： 846 KB
- 推定ページ数： 56 ページ
- 出版社: Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. (2017/9/18)
- 販売： Amazon Services International, Inc.
- 言語: 英語
- ASIN: B075JR8J9X
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能）: 有効
- Word Wise: 有効
- カスタマーレビュー: 評価の数 8
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