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@paulcarr Right, and before it had a name (when I started writing for it), it was just 'the Triggerstreet blog', and I sometimes (albeit mistakenly) still refer to it as such. Calm down.
1 year ago on Let Us Now Appraise Scripped’s Exploitation of Desperate Writers
I have to take issue with the idea that Scripped screws its writers over. Full disclosure- I've written a couple of pieces for the Triggerstreet blog, and was given the opportunity through Scripped. They were completely up front about the work being unpaid, and I, for one, was never promised any kind of fame/fortune from it. I was also under no obligation to take it on. I don't have a lot of published work out there yet, it seemed interesting, and I have no complaints about it at this point. But I've also gotten many other jobs through Scripped, all very rewarding and well paid. I have never been misled by anyone at Scripped, I have always been fully informed as to what my compensation will or won't involve, and no one's ever pressured me to accept a job that I don't want. Like many other writers out there, I am not yet at the stage where I can turn my nose up at unpaid gigs. Sure, I'd rather be paid for all my work, but I also understand that this is the stage where I need to prove that my writing is worth someone paying for it. And the notion that a writer would put less effort into an unpaid piece is ridiculous- I never know where my next job might come from, so I make sure anything I submit for publication, paid or not, is as strong as it can be. The Triggerstreet blog is just one opportunity among many that Scripped offered. The opportunity may not have been worth it for some, which is fair enough, but exploitation? Not so much.