The Big Writing Lie

Posted On Sep 15 2014 by

I took a creative writing class about a dozen years ago. One of those Parks & Rec night classes at a local high school. Right after introductions to about twenty eager faces, the instructor announced that “you cannot make money doing this.” Stunned, we were. I mean, yeah, we love to write, but a little something for our efforts would be nice, too. Obviously, guys like Stephen King and Clive Cussler have simply bucked the trend. Perhaps they were unfairly advantaged. Born with a silver Strunk & White in their chubby little hands. You know what? You can’t make money …