None of You are Writers

steve mcmanus
Aug 4, 2021

You’re chasing illusions

“Roll of Cash” by 401(K) 2013 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Across several online platforms I have submitted examples of my writing. Among them are Substack, Medium and Vocal. I waited a few months before forming any sort of opinion, to give myself time to observe before drawing any conclusions.

On all of the above-mentioned platforms is an unrelenting stream of carrot-and-stick come-on’s to maximize income through diligent marketing of one’s writing venue. You emphasize that there are millionaire writers on these platforms.

So, is that the point of writing? Money?

It seems that this platform is focused on the paradigm that espouses that having more money places you higher in the pecking order.

You are not writers.



steve mcmanus

Producer and Writer of the online radio show Forbidden America. Writing an online TV interview show set for production in 2021. An emerging Voice-Over Talent.