IWSG, July 1, 2020: Will there be industry change?
This post was written for the Insecure Writer's Support Group monthly blogging event created and brought to you by writer Alex J Cavanaugh. The awesome co-hosts for the July 1 posting of the IWSG are Jenni Enzor,Beth Camp,Liesbet, Tyrean Martinson,and Sandra Cox!
Optional question of the month: There have been many industry changes in the last decade, so what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade?
I'm not a recently published writer, but the old days of a traditional publisher being responsible for marketing sounds...good to me. Being my own agent does not sound appealing since writing is where I wish to spend my time.
My thoughts on writing and the future:
- The writer career has mostly been a “work at home” job. This will stay the same. Most jobs will be at home in the future.
- Instead of in-person meet and greets in libraries and bookstores, there will mostly be Zoom type meet and greets. Less germs, right?
- There will be better writer programs to sift through.
- Amazon will lose its footing in the digital publishing world. Who am I kidding? They're not going anywhere.
- The future will give us more writers competing for the reader dollar. Schools are teaching good writing skills. People are using those skills to write fiction (and other things).
- Things that go around will come around. Bookstores will be glamorous again.
What do you think the future holds for the writer?