There is a great amount of information here about actually writing, and, more or less trying to find an agent and/or publisher. However, it concerns me a bit that even though there are a few people around here that have been published, or more or less worked in the industry, there is almost nothing on actually writing for money. Dispite what your artistic inclinations may indicate, it is a business. It's an honest mistake, but many people beleive that good writing is mostly about coming up with a good idea of plot, character, etc. Sooner or later, a person must then realize that (who'dda thunk it!!??) the essence of writing, is in fact the ability and willingness to be adept in the expression of the continuum of language. If a person's ambition is to make a bit of money doing it then, it, by defintion, becomes part of the realm of business. Let me put it this way: I've worked in sales for many years. I'll be completely honest and say that it is mind-boggling easy to make a person buy an absolutly terrible product, that they may or may not genuinely need or otherwise want, by very simple, and sometimes very complex "tricks of the trade." People have often made millions simply through proper presention of a product. Beleive it or not, the name of a product, or perhaps the color or shape of the packaging, can be turned into a selling point. In the Western world, even churches would use a slogan of some sort to offer peace of mind.... etc....etc....etc... Being rambling even more, do any of you consider, or ask yourself, "Sure it's a good book; sure I'll get it published; but will it sell enough to be worth the time?"