What does a writer do? We create, explore, inform, reflect-the list is long. The point is we write and we provide a creative and important chapter of our culture and even our species. No matter what the medium-be it scrolls, hardbacks, walls, vellum, paperbacks, online, e-books, downloads, rocks-we will always be there and matter. What we do is important. Our communication of life is important. Our storytelling is important. Do not let the current trends frighten you or let the morons diminish you-writers are important.
The current changes in the publishing industry have people concerned and writers of all genres a little scared. I say embrace the change and make it work for you. There are possibilities. E-books and online magazines that give writers a place. The writing is the same it is just it's framework that is evolving. If someone says you the writer is no longer relevant-then let them try to read anything or even watch anything without the benefit of us. Someone has to write those scripts and songs and e-books they are downloading. It is the writer. Be it fiction or non-fiction. The most important thing is that we keep writing. Follow your own voice. Keep writing.
What does a writer do? Everything that matters.