Does it pay to play by the rules?
It is said by many people - I include myself in the group - it's better to come second and know you did your best than to win by cheating, but is it?
By playing by the rules, I lost the opportunity for two contracts as a writer; I lost money as a ghostwriter because Asians kept undercutting my bids to the point they would pay to get the job.
I have been sinned against www.alsdominion.co.uk/home/i-was-despised, and wondered do the sinners pay for their crimes?
I could have earned lots of money writing fake reviews, but I didn't because I thought the work would harm my rep as a writer; now, I wouldn't miss a heartbeat in accepting the jobs as I have no rep to lose. Ironically, one of the people who asked me was a San Diego lawyer.
After a decade struggling to make some headway to earn an honest rep as a writer, I decided it was pointless. Years ago, on a German site, I was on, I got praised for helping young writers get on, these days, I have two words for anyone thinking of writing - FORGET IT. Unless you have the money to get a degree (any will do) and to fund your promotion you have less chance of getting noticed than a snowflake in a whiteout.
This news may, or may not, surprise you, but I am considering writing some stories that are not Christian. The reason for the change is an article I read on a blog by Premier Christianity magazine last night www.premier.org.uk/News/World/Pastor-gives-wife-Lamborghini-as-an-anniversary-gift that pointed out how much being a pastor makes.
The article got me thinking that as I am an excellent writer, I should be able to earn more writing about the sexual pleasures of life than life as a Christian. The article raised the question in my mind, how much could I earn if I wrote about the sins of the flesh rather than struggle to sell stories about the Christian life.
If the news concerns you, remember one thing above all else; I am a struggling writer.