Sunday, 26 November 2017

Financial help for writers

Would having more money help you to write?

If so and you're not under contract to publish and have not previously published a full length book of prose, you may be eligible to apply for this award of £10,000. 

I'm not entirely sure why they think those of us who have published books will automatically be in a better financial situation. Oh well, I'll just have to hope people buy my books.

15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That does seem a bit unfair. You'd think they'd want to bank on someone who was publishable.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - interesting to see ... lucky person who benefits - cheers Hilary

New Release Books said...

All the authors with published books I know are still struggling to make decent money.

klahanie said...

I personally don't care about the potential money aspect of writing. In my case, writing is a bit of cathartic therapy that I hope can be a shared experience.

Gary

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Patsy, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Patsy said...

Maybe having a total unknown win makes them more marketable?

Patsy said...

Yes - very lucky.

Patsy said...

I think those who make a good living from writing are the exceptions.

Julia Thorley said...

Oh, what I could do with £10,000.

Patsy said...

There are very good reasons for writing other than making money, Gary. Actually the non financial ones are probably the best.

Patsy said...

We don't have Thanksgiving over here, Rachna - but thanks anyway. I hope you enjoyed the day.

Patsy said...

It's a useful sum, isn't it?

Fay Knowles said...

Me too, Julia!

Wendy's Writing said...

Now you're just making words up, Patsy!

Patsy said...

Noooo.