Lots of lovely royalties

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 2 17:20:54 EST 2004

--- Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at Proffitt.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 02:32:53 +1100, Sally Odgers
> wrote:
> >Actually, a few have that notion, Roger. Quite a
> few of my adult students
> >are quite open about it. They want to earn money.
> Now. That's one reason
> >most of them reject my suggestion that a six-book
> saga is not the best thing
> >to write if you haven't written since high school.
> >
> >Then they quote Harry Potter at me.
> When I took a creative writing class in college, the
> teacher had a guest
> speaker who pointed out that if you want to make a
> living at writing, there
> are lots of options: advertising copy, tech writing,
> etc.  There was a lot
> of grimacing.  It's just not as glamourous if you're
> not getting the big
> book deals, I guess.  But I'll admit it hadn't
> occurred to *me* how many
> other ways there were to write for a living, either.
> Did I ever mention, Sally, that we have one of your
> early-reader books in
> our library?  I picked it up accidentally while
> putting together material
> for teaching my second child to read.  Quite a
> surprise.

And for one of our students (15yr old boy) your
Knightfall series are his all time favorite books. He
borrows the series several times a year. 


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