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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Most writers are fed crap. Kendall regularly shoots interesting freelance writing ads my way, but I cannot help but feel outrage for the industry when I get to the compensation portion. Mere table scraps. Publishers who eat the lionshare of the profits should be ashamed of themselves. Selling a square inch of advertising for thousands of dollars while throwing pennies at the scribes who bust their ass filling up page after page is a dishonorable act. And the only reason the writers put up with it (presumably) is the hope of getting noticed, a following, a meatier cut of the steak. The problem here is that there are writers who are always hungry enough that the charred flakes will suffice.