Writers, are you Amateurs or Professionals?

Amateur or Professional?
Amateur or Professional?

Professional writers write for money. Amateurs write for enjoyment. If you are writing with no expectation of being paid, you are an amateur.”

Do you agree?

This is what I’m discussing at Misha Gericke’s blog today. Go weigh in, please, and check out what other writers have to say.

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  1. Ross Mannell

    I write for pleasure. I’ve never been paid nor do I expect that to happen. I’m an amateur. If I were to be paid? I’d still like to think of myself as an amateur. The pressure is much less. 🙂

  2. Devesh Matharia (@tweettomatharia)

    I guess I agree. This factor must necessarily come into play. Even if someone loves writing, they wouldn’t write some crappy stuff for some weird website, just because they love to write. A pro would hover, take it up as a job and do it.
    Professional writers can be amaetuers but amaetuers can progress to being pros…

  3. Grace Elliot

    Not everything is about money. There is such a thing as a professional attitude…and if that happens to lead to monetary reward, that’s even better.
    Grace x

  4. monideepa

    The truly successful writer writes for enjoyment and gets paid for it 🙂 Maybe not enough for a living, but some monetary compensation certainly