Unasked-For Advice to New Writers About Money

Here is an interesting (and frank) post by Hugo award winning author John Scalzi on writing income and finances. He lists his writing income from 2007, among other things.

Whatever

I made $164,000 last year from my writing. I’ve averaged more than $100,000 in writing income for the last ten years, which means, for those of you who don’t want to bother with the math, that I’ve made more than a million dollars from my writing in the last decade. In 2000, I wrote a book on finance, The Rough Guide to Money Online. For several years I wrote personal finance newsletters for America Online. When I do corporate consulting, it’s very often been for financial services companies like Oppenheimer Funds, US Trust and Warburg Pincus. I mention this to you so that you know that when I offer you, the new, aspiring and dewey-eyed writer, the following entirely unsolicited advice about money, I’m not talking entirely out of my ass.

Why am I offering this entirely unsolicited advice about money to new writers? Because it very often appears…

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3 thoughts on “Unasked-For Advice to New Writers About Money”

  1. Thanks for posting this, Ryan. This is the kind of article that writers (and anyone else who is self-employed) need to read. Great points, and much appreciated.

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