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Writing has never ever been a popular career option. The profession receives the same suspicious eyeballs as other artistic fields. Be it painting, singing, or playing a musical instrument.
The odds of anyone earning their livelihoods by writing books are less. Instances of writers who died broke are too many compared to the ones with a net worth in millions.
For a mere mention of J. K. Rowling and Stephen King. There are innumerable instances of writers like O’ Henry, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allen Poe. Plus, there is no dearth of freelance writers who maintain a day job.
Even writers who enjoy a recurring best selling status admit to keeping a day job. It is sad to know that the success of their books does not always equal to a stable income.
It is surprising to know that stories and the art of storytelling have never faded in popularity. Still, a career in writing has not outgrown from its insecurities. This is quite contrary to the professions related to Banking, Software, or Engineering.