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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman February 17, 2017 - 11:04am

Anyone read this yet? Pretty interesting stuff. Lots of short interviews with writers about how they get by and what their opinions on money are.

What role do you all feel money plays in the writing game?

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal February 17, 2017 - 11:35am

I haven't read it, but for my own case, if I'm going to achieve the dream of doing this for a living, it'll have to be through novel sales. And that's where money plays into it for me: I need to get enough of it to quit the day job and do this full time.

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Max from Texas is reading IT February 18, 2017 - 11:51am

This looks great. Just ordered a copy and will report back once I've read it. Thanks for the recommendation!

I do believe if you're going to make any kind of money from writing, you need to learn to adapt to all forms of writing, not just novel writing, but short stories, scripts, and especially non-fiction. LitReactor doesn't pay a whole lot, but my columns have successfully filled my gas and bought groceries for my family every month for a couple years now.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break February 18, 2017 - 1:47pm

I also haven't read it, but I currently do no less than four different types of writing: columns, book reviews, fiction, and copywriting. It's like Max said, in order to get any money out of this, you kinda need to know how to do multiple forms of writing. I'll just say this, I've made way more in my three years writing copy than I have in my decade-plus of writing fiction. 

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SueA9378 from Long Island, New York, USA is reading Always Something New by Indie Authors March 19, 2017 - 7:56am

I never heard of the book but now that I saw this I just purchased it on Amazon! I'm going to read it and hope it helps me in some way. Thank you.