“The fact that writing is hard and there are many hobbyists doesn’t mean it isn’t a job either. It is…”

“The fact that writing is hard and there are many hobbyists doesn’t mean it isn’t a job either. It is very hard to be a professional athlete or a head chef, and many people practice sports or cooking as hobbies. But we would not pretend an NBA player or a head chef doesn’t have a job….Even if writing only makes up a tiny fraction of your income, it can still be a job and should be treated as such. Or, at the very least, if your writing is generating money for other people — publishers, magazines, corporate entities — then you should be getting paid too.”

“Yes, Writing Is A Job (Even If It Doesn’t Pay Well)” – Electric Literature
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