I realised as I was put this article together that I’ve been letting my ego stand in the way of my success. Sure, I’d rather only sell books that I’ve carefully and lovingly crafted as a true expression of my talent and imagination, but I’d also rather work full-time as a writer than having to fit writing in around working for someone else. At least I’d be writing full-time, and perhaps generating enough of a surplus income to build Creative Writers Press into a real business.
I’m going to start with ‘The Haunted Story’. It’s not doing me any good while it sits waiting for me to rewrite it as a paranormal crime novel. I may as well see if I can generate a little cash from it.
I know there are several people in Creative Writers that (like myself) want to make a full-time career as a writer. Today I had a conversation with an author, Candace Ayers, who had posted on Facebook, “I make six figures a year from royalties. It supports my family very comfortably. I don’t love writing. It’s not my passion. But, I like it okay and love the lifestyle it provides me.”
This made me curious. I wanted to know how she’d managed to build a six-figure income from writing. I asked her if she had an article on the subject (I didn’t want to tread on her toes) and got this amazing response:
“I haven’t written an article about it, but I can share a few of what I consider important tips on the way I do it.
1. I write to market. In other words, I don’t write what I…
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