Thanks for reading and commenting, Beth. I also am a writer with original thoughts and creative ideas. I wrote and self-published my first book in college. It's been used as complimentary text at my alma mater since 2016.

But that doesn't mean writing code is devoid of original thoughts and creative ideas. I had to be very creative and original to write the system for the entire interface you use to publish stories on Medium -- you know, that part after you click that starts with you clicking the "Publish" button in the top right hand corner of the editor here on Medium. Someone does just hand me the code and I write it. The curation system that writers depend on so heavily on this platform, I also designed and built critical parts of that. And on and on. That takes "original thoughts and creative ideas".

There was more to the conclusion than suggesting writers should learn to code. In fact, I actually said that coding isn't for everyone. Then I went into the actual point: there are many better avenues to go leverage to earn money as a writer.

As an artist, my job is to create and publish art. The interpretation of that art is left to the consumer. Sometimes, consumers miss the point.

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