Can Writers Make a Living From Their Writing?
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The Disqus site states:
"If you publish content, our platform can increase reader engagement and give you the right tools to grow. Even better, it’s simple to install and free to use."
What's not to love about that?
So, I joined and followed three groups, including a writing one.
This group doesn't allow you to self-promote (I know, I know, the Disqus description implies otherwise), so my blog post last week was taboo, but they did allow me to share this from the end of last week's post:
What makes us writers? The desire to share, to tell. The pressure of words building up in our brains, yearning for release into the world of print.
I enjoyed the discussion as many members of this community chimed in. Then, someone who had a bone to pick with me and everyone on the thread objected. We were NOT writers because we did not live on the income of our writing. Wow! He exhausted several paragraphs and posts telling us to get our words straight and give up on childish fantasies. We were not writers.
If you know me, you know I didn't take well to his negativity. I waited, though, and let my reaction cool before responding.
Here's my response: