Shatner - 7:53 pm on Jun 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
Speaking as someone who works in the content industry... the article from the AOL guy sounds like someone who's whining because he had to work hard.
It's extremely hard to make it as a writer and if you want to make a living at all, be prepared to work super hard or go do something else.
Too many people graduate from college, and then assume they'll instantly be rewarded with a million dollar book deal to sit back and spend five years writing the great American novel.
Sorry it doesn't work that way. There are thousands of writers vying for hundreds of paid positions.
He doesn't have a realistic idea of what it's like, probably because he walked straight into a cushy AOL job. Most writers will never do as well as he did.