Can you afford to be a writer in Canada?

by janeeatonhamilton

JEHmagnoliahyacinth, Jane Eaton Hamilton 2014

Everyone knows how hard it is to get by as an author.  Income sources are cut back all the time.  It’s been shocking for me to re-enter the field when readings are barely compensated and copyright is not protected by our government or educational institutions.  Do you know the percentage of each sale that comes to the writer (many months later)?  Deborah Dundas at the Toronto Star opines…

Can you afford to be a writer?