What are the chances of making a living as a writer?
I really enjoy writing stories. Right now, I'm practicing by writing a lot of fanfiction since a lot of people online read it. What would you say the chances are of actually becoming a successful writer? I'm sixteen right now and still need to learn a lot. Thank you!
Asked By: Sophie - 11/29/2012
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For novelists, the chances are not good. The majority of writers have to have another job, or a spouse that also earns money. The rate of releasing books (most authors release one book every 2-3 years) and the money earned from each book is not enough to live off of. There are exceptions, obviously. But making a living... More
Answered By: HP Wombat - 11/29/2012
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Its actually pretty easy, usually its done as a side thing or you would also write for a newspaper and articles in magazines until you get a best seller. It would all depend on how you set yourself up and such. If you couldn't set up well do it on the side.
Answered By: Q. - 11/29/2012
Define successful. If you mean making a living as just paying the bills and living within your means you can find writing jobs such as a journalist, blogger or copywriter. If you mean a successful best selling author with loads o' cash pouring in, then you have less than 1% of a 1% chance (the number of writers who... More
Answered By: A. Thorne - 11/29/2012
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