- I live in the middle of nowhere. There are no writers here.
- There are no writing groups in my town.
- My area has no writing markets.
Second, you can't tell me that there isn't a group of people meeting in your town that discusses writing, reading, or books. Truth is, you haven't found it. If you still swear there is no group (I'm still not convinced), refer back to my first point. Since there are other writers, it behooves you to create a group. If you aren't adamant enough to create a group for your needs, then maybe you aren't adamant . . . about . . . writing?
Third, writing markets exist if you have doctors, lawyers, a chamber of commerce, businesses, newspapers, magazines, schools, social groups, nonprofits, or real estate companies. I'm sure there are more, but these come to mind first. I've learned over the years that writing markets abound. If you think nothing exists in your reach that you can write for, you aren't comfortable in your writing skin or you haven't been doing it long enough to be flexible to the needs of the markets. If someone needs writing/copy/stories in any way, shape or form, then pitch it.
I'm trying to say that if you have a need to earn a living as a writer, you create or find the means to do it. When you say you can't, you're right. But when you say you can, you can be right, too.