The Business Rusch: Why Writers Disappear (Part Three)
Three posts later, I’m just finishing up. Apparently I can talk faster than I can type. 🙂
For those of you who have read the previous two posts, here’s the refresher.
Writers disappear because:
1. They can’t get a new book contract under that name.
2. They can’t get a new book contract because their genre has vanished.
3. They became toxic—and that toxicity trickled through the entire industry.
4. They achieved all their goals.
5. They were no longer interested in writing.
6. They moved to a different part of the industry.
7. They got discouraged.
8. They couldn’t handle the solitude.
9. They couldn’t handle the financial problems inherent in a writing career.
10. They had life or health issues that interfered with the writing
11. They didn’t keep up with the changes in the industry.
12. They sold or gave away too many rights to their books.
Writers disappear because they have life or health issues that interfered with the writing.
Sometimes, you have to step away from the career to deal with the things life throws at you.
I know, I know, I will write about estate planning Real Soon Now.
Writers disappear because they didn’t keep up with the changes in the industry.
And—for the past fifty plus years—that method worked.
She had no reason to learn about the new format because the old format was working so well for her.
We’ll see these things happen to traditionally published writers now.
And indie writers, you’re not immune to this.
Writers disappear because they sold or gave away too many rights to their books.
Those writers are being forced to disappear.
So writers are on their own.
That’s a crime.
So What Causes Writers To Disappear?
And then readers won’t ask whatever happened to…about you.
Thanks so much for coming.
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