Savvy Letter – Dear Mark Twain


                                                                                                                                  Cool Cave                                                                                                                                   Cliff-top Edge                                                                                                                          Collapsing Village                                                                                                                          Suffolk                                                                                                                                   15th October 2019


Dear Mr Mark Twain,

Just read your advice about writing ‘without pay until somebody offers to pay’.

This is all very well, Mark, and this is exactly what I’ve been doing, and am still doing – inadvertently following your advice to a tee! Here I am, everyday publishing poems – some savvy but, more often, savvy – and, every few minutes, checking my stats! And how many viewers have I stacked up today? Just wait for it …


And out of those nineteen people, if indeed they are even real people (rather than pre-programmed site icons), who is going to offer to pay me? Not one single one of them! Today, I can’t even boast to have made a 40p commission from book sales for Waterstones. Sure, my followers (I have just a few) have liked my book reviews and, a week or so ago, someone even bought one of my recommended books but, my Mr Twain, there’s just one little issue here!

One little-very-BIG ISSUE!

It cost me an unbelievable £41 on a Twitter advertising campaign to achieve this 40p! Add into the equation, my monthly WordPress account outgoings, and then tell me, Mark: What exactly is going on here? Perhaps in your day, Mr Twain, it was possible to write without pay. But, in my day, in this day, I am paying myself to write!


Ill regards,

Jay Cool XXxxxx….

Image by Peter Fischer from Pixabay

P.S. And, before you go underground again, take a Sabbatical, get up to date on some modern technology, and get stuck into this reading material:

A Something Poem – Find Me

Savvy Book – The Marble Collector

Dirty Monkey


Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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