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    writing and profit

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Mans, Mar 12, 2013.

    I know the most of the writers here do write because of their longing for writing but I am curious to know, have some writers earned any profit of their writing up to now? Explain please how ?
     
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    I sold 80 million and 4 copies of my blockbusting trilogy and it was then turned into a movie starring Brad Pit and Gweneth Paltrow. It grossed $250 squillion on its opening weekend and went on to smash all other records since. Part 2 is due out in Julember. We have no set date for part 3 but I will keep you informed.
     
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    With success like that, I hope you'll be writing a fourth installment to your trilogy. ;)
     
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    I write and I buy lotto tickets.

    Then I have a real job. :)
     
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    mans...
    to answer your serious question seriously, i've written short stories, newspaper and magazine columns, poems, song lyrics, advertising, etc. for pay... have been well paid for editing, rewriting and ghostwriting books and film scripts... i am currently giving one-on-one writing lessons to 3 clients for on a monthly fee basis...

    welcome to the forums!

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    I wrote a column in my own publication for 10 out of 11 years. I became jaded at one point and took some time away from writing. Ad sales dropped along with subscriptions. At that point I realized I was getting paid for my writing all along. I was the last one to figure that out. I just never thought of myself as a writer. I was just a guy fulfilling his duty to his company and was obligated to fill the space of From the Publisher.

    I've done ad writing and marketing pieces for hire many times. I had a shot at pitching the writing of "Conversations With God" screen play some years ago. And I pitched a couple screen plays along the way. But nothing paid there. I write news for the local paper sometimes for free because they don't have the manpower to cover everything. And I get politically motivated to write Letters to the Editor from time to time, they always get published.

    I'm shooting to finish up a couple novels and shine up the screen plays to put out there again. I've had more success publishing my own work. It is more satisfying. I think I'll find some money there once I get to that point. After reading posts in this forum, for which I am very grateful, I will be getting back in touch with an agent I know and see about shopping my work around while I ready myself to do the publishing myself.
     

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