"You can't make a living as a writer."
"Yes, you're good with that artsy stuff, but that don't pay the bills."
Well, all of the reading material in the world - books, magazines, brochures, advertisements, internet, manuals, greeting cards, instructions, etc. - is done by writers.
There is a constant need for writers in this world, and though the field is competitive, it is no different than any other occupation.
Although it is hard work to make a living as a writer, it is not only possible, it is something that the world is and always will be, in high demand of.
If people keep listening to negative naysayers there will be nothing left of quality to read in the world.
Makes you think, doesn't it?