How Much Money Does a Writer Make?

Facts, figures (from my 2019 income), and opinions about making a living as a children's writer

Your Instructor

Laura Purdie Salas
Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas has written more than 130 books for kids, including Lion of the Sky, If You Were the Moon, Water Can Be…, and BookSpeak! Her books have earned the Minnesota Book Award, NCTE Notables, starred reviews, and more. She offers resources for children’s writers at She enjoys teaching and speaking at writing conferences around the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. This is a set of three videos, each about one half-hour. I'm keeping this one short and simple and packing as much info as I can into it!
How long do I have access to the course?
As long as the course exists! It will become outdated at some point, but I plan to leave it live until at least 2023. Maybe longer.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you don't feel that this video set delivers what I promised, please contact me within 30 days of your purchase for a full refund.

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