Thursday, January 31, 2008

I learned that you can also earn from writing

I have always wanted to write since high school but I always heard from writers that if I didn't like to starve I should rethink my options.

I don't understand though that a sector of society who has a gift of language, dreams and creativity can starve. I kept asking myself where the problem was. The answer: writing has been associated with literary writing time and time again. The technical writer, the crossword puzzle creator, the greeting card writer, the manual and brochure writer, etc. - all these have not been viewed as writing. The problem lied in the perspective of both writers and readers. This view has to end, at least on my side as a writer interested in both practical and ideal things.