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Popular Author Roxane Gay Lays Out An Important Twitter Message For Aspiring Writers

Anyone who has ever wanted to be a professional writer in their life knows that it’s no easy task. Trust me, as someone who always had dreams of being an author, it’s not easy to get your work seen, read or published. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things to do. Many times, writers end up writing for free or submitting their work to dozens of outlets just to get noticed. But, at the end of the day, they rarely hear back from any of them. Instead, writers usually start from the ground up, interning or working for companies where they are not writing. They bust their asses just to get a food into whatever door is slightly open. Writing is no easy job. It’s probably one of the hardest jobs to do – and, even harder to make money from. Author Roxane Gay, whose published works such as “Bad Feminist” and “Hunger” took to Twitter yesterday to share her candid insight on what it means to be a “writer” and how hard it was for her own career to take off.

But, she dives deeper into giving writers some solid advice for their own lives and careers.