For Your Edification or Enjoyment: If You…

If you’ve followed my work you will know that I am frequently critical of writers, I am often despondent over the state of the economy of writing, and I typically counsel young people that being a professional writer is too fraught financially to be a good idea. But I am also a fanatical believer in the power and value of writing, and a lover of the profession of writer. Recently I shared some dark thoughts on the state of the industry, and it provoked a good deal of angst. That has motivated me to prepare a new ebook, titled “If You Absolutely Must,” about how to go about the business of surviving as a writer of argumentative nonfiction. You can find it at

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