Speaking of which, it’s never been easier for writers to support one another. Writing is a fundamentally solitary pursuit, but social media lets us stay in touch and organise collectively. The Crikey boycott is a great example. Writers like John Birmingham, Ben Law and Clem Ford, who are at the top of the freelance food chain, used their influence to intervene for those of us who are still climbing up the greasy pole. And where in the past pay rates were dirty little secrets guarded by a collective silence that advantaged publishers, today they’re freely shared and compared.
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