Frequently Asked Question
Honestly, in many cases, I would love to.
And if it's a cause that I believe in (note: that cause is not your personal enrichment!), I will occasionally offer pro bono work.
I've done this for friends, for family members, for publication on websites intended for fellow writers, and even once in exchange for a small supply of Murphy's Irish stout at a bar that I like (yes, this actually happened).
However, those cases are the exceptions rather than the rule.
Unfortunately, I was not the heir to a massive family fortune nor do I live in a particularly cheap part of the world.
Therefore, for simple financial reasons, the following "alternative remuneration mechanisms" do not work for me:
- Writing for exposure
- Writing for equity
- Writing in the anticipation of remuneration when funding is raised