There are a lot of people out there who have ideas, visions, and dreams. They need you, they need your knowledge, and they need your words.
But they can’t pay.
Do you write anyway?
Let’s rephrase that. Have you, at any time, written for free because you’ve been led to believe that:
- the opportunity of being published will reward itself
- being published is a gateway to paid gigs
- writing for free doesn’t cost you anything
- the publisher will pay you later on
If you answered yes on any of these, I’m sorry to say you’ve been not only wasting your time, but possibly devalued yourself as a writer.