If your only reason for writing is the money, you are better off doing something else. There are far easier ways to make a living, and most of which will pay better. At least in the short term.

However, this should not be taken to the other extreme either. You deserve to be paid for your efforts. You are a professional writer, and that means you get paid for your words.

Best then to consider how it is you are paid. 

You are paid by providing a book that readers are willing to pay for. This means that you cannot disregard what it is that readers are interested in. But at the same time, you cannot write by committee. 

There is no pleasing all readers. The quality of fiction is subjective.

Find what you love to read, and then write what you think is missing within that genre. In that way, you will both satisfy the reader, and know where to market your book. If you are your ideal reader, you can know best how to satisfy others like yourself.


This came about as a journal to myself. This is a series of tough love lessons that helped me on my own journey as an author.

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Struggling to make your writing dream a reality?
Can’t find the fire inside to finish that book?
Worried no one will want to read your book?

It’s time you Slay Your Dragon!
This is not another craft book. Or yet another, writer, writing about writing.
Slay Your Dragon: a Motivational Guide for Writers is a series of daily meditations from Nicholi A.K. Baldron.
This book was produced using his own personal journal of tough love feedback to himself.
Follow along and see what he told himself to become an international bestseller in Fantasy and Mystery.

WARNING: This book is not intended for those with a sensitive disposition, there are several other excellent books that are less blunt. Instead, I have published this for fellow authors like myself, who need to be called out for their possible hubris and sometimes thick-headed nature.

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