Saturday, January 31, 2009

$elling

Recently I posted over at The Writing Mother about being a salesperson and a writer. Personally, I think that you absolutely have to be a salesperson to be a successful writer. You can be a writer without a sales bone in your body, but if you want to be a success (as defined in a financial term) then you need to SELL what you write.

I'm wondering... what do you think of that? Do you think it's hard/easy/impossible to sell your writing? What sort of objections to you encounter?

3 comments:

dan said...

I've sold a handful of stories. It can't be impossible, I think the dedication required is impossible . . . for most of us.

Lea Ann said...

I can't figure out how to sell the good stuff. I have to give it away. So I sell ad writing (along with art direction) til I figure that out. I think it's all who you know. And I know nobody of note.

Serenity Now! said...

I don't know if it's about "who" you know... I know, well, not a lot of people! I just queried and queried and got an article here and there and built a name that way.

I knew no one of note in the US when I got my agent in Boston, I just found her and saw that she represented the type of writing I did, researched the heck out of how she wanted to be queried, and queried her!

What is the "good stuff" you write, Lea Ann?