Why do people who write articles likes these always use the scare tactic of a person not being able to make a living as a writer? Is everyone blind? I say that because millions of people makes great money writing. A lot of these “helpful posts” are founded on personal experience. YOU find it difficult to break bank as a writer, but I can name people who I know, personally, that are rich off of there writing. Of course it took hard work, but misleading words like “don’t expect to get rich off your writing,” or “don’t expect to make a lot of money writing” pisses me off… (smh)
Old English writan "to score, outline, draw the figure of," later "to set down in writing" (class I strong verb; past tense wrat , past participle writen ), from Proto-Germanic *writanan "tear, scratch" (cf. Old Frisian writa "to write," Old Saxon writan "to tear, scratch, write," Old Norse rita "write, scratch, outline," Old High German rizan "to write, scratch, tear," German reißen "to tear, pull, tug, sketch, draw, design"), outside connections doubtful. Words for "write" in most languages originally mean "carve, scratch, cut" (cf. Latin scribere , Greek grapho , Sanskrit rikh- ); a few originally meant "paint" (cf. Gothic meljan , Old Church Slavonic pisati , and most of the modern Slavic cognates). For men use to write an evill turne in marble stone, but a good turne in the dust. [More, 1513] To write (something) off (1680s) originally was from accounting; figurative sense is recorded from 1889. Write-in "unlisted candidate" is recorded from 1932.