Check out this article by Dean Wesley Smith, taken from his book Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: it’s pretty inspiring advice for writers who dream of making money from their creations. Magic pies!
The Magic Bakery Metaphor
Think of us (every writer) as a huge bakery and all we make is pies. Magic pies, that seem to just reform after we sell off pieces of the pie to customers. And each pie can be divided into thousands of pieces if we want.
The Magic Pie secret ingredient is called “Copyright.”
Every story we write, every novel we write, is a magic pie full of copyright.