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Can I create for a living, and could it be a feasible goal?

Throughout my recent teenage years, I've been enthused by many to choose a career that I could live off of. I wanted to create for a living. Wherever I go and tell any higher-ups, they ask, "What would you like to create?" I've never wanted to build things with my bear hands, nor have I been fixated on one thing either. However, all of my ideas gravitate on one particular genre, fiction. I always daydream about creating books, video games, television shows, and movies. I have been writing a book, but I always dream about expanding my expertise. I'm curious... What could be reasonable and realistic steps I could take to make my impetus a reality? How can I climb the ranks up from being an average, run-of-the-mill writer? #writing #video-games #fiction #creation

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Daniela’s Answer

Hi Jessie,


The first step you have taken in writing career: define on what you want to write.


The second step is to know enough about the topic you chose to write in this case on fiction. To do this, look for authors who are example and reference in this type of literary genre, and learn from them.


In case you already be producing a book, an article, or any other content, the tip is to search on the web or on social networks, ways to disseminate and publish your content.


Another important thing is to seek specialized education and training so that the writer can develop and improve writing skills even more.


These links can help you in publishing your book.


http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2016/01/author-groups-to-help-you-write-publish-and-promote-your-books/


http://completelynovel.com/self-publishing/how-to-self-publish


Good luck on this amazing journey!

Thank you comment icon Thank you, I'll keep this in mind! Jessie
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Ken’s Answer

Hi Jessie!


Here is an interesting area for you to explore:


http://study.com/videos/Multimedia_Design_Professions_Video_Career_Options.html


Send thank you notes to those who help you. Please keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress!!

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Susan E.’s Answer

If you want to be better than the average run of the mill writer, always make sure to practice. You can write in a journal to brainstorm ideas, you can post online in a blog and make it your thing and to get your writings out there. The possibilities are endless. It's all up to what you want to do. Fame doesn't come overnight, but people will remember good writing.

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Dave’s Answer

First, Jessie, you might want to stop daydreaming and finish something you started. And take an expository writing class as well. You need work on your spelling, grammar, and punctuation.


Everybody has ideas, some more than others. It's what you do with those ideas that counts. I don't mean to be hard on you. It doesn't hurt to dream. All of the above suggestions are good, but know that the creative process just doesn't come to you in a dream. It takes hard work to (excuse the cliche) "make your dreams come true."


So nail down one idea you want to pursue and stick with it. Set a schedule. Work on it every day, if only for ten or fifteen minutes. This develops discipline that will pay off down the road in anything you do. The important thing is to finish. The final product may not be great, but you'll learn a lot from completing the process. Best of luck.

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