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Authoring Your Destiny

An article by Linda Morris, Writers are authoring their own destinies online, discusses the new roles that 21st century writers must engage to be successful. Beyond researching and writing their work, writers must also develop marketing, publicity, technology and legal skills to maintain self-employment.

With the exception of a few celebrity writers, most writers cannot depend on a publisher’s advance, royalties, public speaking fees, or freelance writing engagements to survive. “A professional writer is a very small business of one person,” the article quotes Hazel Edwards. “Those who are not businesslike are unlikely to survive.

To read the full article, visit The Age.

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