Has anyone seen an increase in people stating they are writers or a sudden increase in people curious about writing? It seems lately that on forums, blogs and websites, I am seeing a new trend to be a writer. I guess that’s a good thing, but there is a problem I see with that.
First, many of these people have never considered writing before. How long before they get bored? Lose interest?
Second, because writing isn’t really their forte, I have seen an increase in poor grammar and sentence structure, run on sentences and spelling errors galore. Of course, this could be fixed by working with a good editor (a real person, not just a program). However, I am seeing dozens of articles that are already published that look terrible.
Third, because the idea of becoming a millionaire is not really a product of writing articles, so I feel that those that aren’t into writing for real, are probably not going to stick around or try their best because its just a way to earn some extra cash. I believe writers need to have passion.
Thoughts? I’d love to hear what you think?