Writer

WRITER

Description:

Writers plan and write literary or other written work for publication or performance. They may create original pieces of written work that can take form of poetry, novels, shirt stories, web content for websites, biographies, plays or films, radio & TV scripts. They may also write articles for magazines or newspapers.

Facts:

Writers often collaborate with visual or performing artists and other specialists such as scriptwriters, software developers, graphic designers and illustrators to create multimedia works.

Personal Qualities:

  • Good grounding in grammar
  • Self discipline and motivation
  • Ability to accept critism and ability to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work alone for long periods of time

A Typical Day:

A typical day for a Writer might include

  • Selecting a subject matter based on personal, public interest or commissioned by a publisher.
  • Researching a chosen subject, including plot lines, places, themes and character.
  • Liaising with publishers

Entry Requirements

Creative talents for writers is much more valuable than qualification, however writing courses do help as they provide teaching the technical aspects of writing which will give writers an upper edge. The following are examples of courses that writes often go for.

  • Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Communication and media studies

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://careerplanning.about.com

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