if you didn't get paid for it? And I guess this doesn't apply to some of us who don't get paid. But I have a friend who writes non-fiction, and he has no desire to write if it's not a paying gig. Maybe this is more true of non-fiction writers. But he's a lovely writer and I can't believe he doesn't want to put his pen to pad even if there is not financial reward.What about you? Can you imagine not writing at all? Is money the biggest factor for those who get paid? Would you still write if you couldn't place it anywhere? What's your bottom line?