Ensuring the survival of an odd breed. Don't let us go extinct...
Yes, this system is so flawed. That “time is money” is what they tell you for “work”, but then when this business people want something creative, we should do it for free for them, for “exposure” or “the credit” (or in coaching, for “the hours towards our next certification level”). I support as many creators as I can, both through Substack and Patreon. I will also support you as I’m able. I appreciate what you’ve shared here. Thank you for the reminder that as creatives, we also deserve to be paid. It’s easy to forget when we aren’t hugely popular celebrities.
Darling your work IS WORTH IT!! I am not responding much at the moment but I’m reading, appreciating and learning..
Our essays on this are in conversation with one another! Thanks for directing me to your words on what it means to you to be able to make money from your art and words, Tamzin. I'll also take this chance to say that your recent redesign and new profile pic are brilliant!
Done! I may have to stop and start my subscription but when I can I will!
This is a brave letter. Every word, so true. Novelists can also relate - but that's another story!