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Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed: Pay the Fucking Writers

dont-work-for-free.jpgAnother delightful rant on the subject of writing for free, especially for the Huffington Post, courtesy of Chuck Wendig’s “terribleminds” blog.  Recommended, especially for some of the insults.

Excerpt:  “The lie is this: writing is not work, it is not fundamental, it is a freedom in which you would partake anyway, and here some chucklefuck would say, haw haw haw, you blog at your blog and nobody pays you, you post updates on Twitter and nobody pays you, you speak words into the mighty air and you do it for free, free, free. And Huffington Post floats overhead in their bloated dirigible and they yell down at you, WE BROADCAST TO MILLIONS and DON’T YOU WANT TO REACH MILLIONS WITH YOUR MEAGER VOICE and THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU.

“…HuffPo would have you believe that not paying means that somehow, the integrity of the information remains intact. What it misunderstands is that, if HuffPo isn’t paying, then who is? Someone is always paying. Or, at the very least, someone is always selling something.”

Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed:  Pay the Fucking Writers.

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4 thoughts on “Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed: Pay the Fucking Writers

  1. So true! Worth the read!

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  2. I especially like the HuffPo spin that working for free is somehow more virtuous and likely to contribute to less biased writing. You know, because no-one has a drum to beat out there …

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  3. Reblogged this on If it ain't broke… and commented:
    Work for free? What have ya done for me lately ?

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  4. Pingback: Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed: Pay the Fucking Writers | #OdinWallace

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