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Is there a specific path, or steps that someone must follow to become a creative writer?

Hi! I am a high school senior who loves history and who never stops writing. I used to strongly want to be a writer, but through the years I was slowly discouraged. However, I reevaluated the career today and it still interest me. Are they any steps or is there a certain path I have to follow to become a writer? #creative #writer #fiction #writers #novel-writer


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Mohammad’s Answer

Hello Jazzmin, great question.


You are already on the right path to pursuing your passion of writing. Your creative writing skills will serve you well throughout your career. There are many different occupations that'll allow you to pursue this passion.


I'd recommend majoring in Journalism, English or Advertising. All three will set you up for many different careers that involve creative writing. I'd also recommend using different mediums to showcase your writing skills like LinkedIn's publishing platform or websites like http://www.mcsweeneys.net/


Being a great writer will serve you well in your career. It's a skill I use everyday in my career as a Copywriter. I get to write ads for different brands. It's not a profession that you would traditionally learn in college, but I love going to work everyday.


To learn more about Copywriting, check out this article http://www.theideabrand.com/2013/08/15/copywriters-creative-copy


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Daniela’s Answer

Hello Jazzmin,


La educación de un escritor puede implicar cursos de pregrado en las áreas de: el periodismo, la literatura, la filosofía o cualquier otro título de grado en el área literaria que desea escribir (en mi caso yo trabajo como un escritor educativo, Soy graduado en Pedagogía) .


Hay algunos pasos prácticos para iniciar la carrera de escritor:




  1. Definir el tema / área de conocimiento que desea escribir;




  2. Organizar una rutina y un espacio tranquilo para trabajar sus textos;




  3. La investigación en fuentes confiables sobre el tema que se desarrollará;




  4. Búsqueda de sitios o de organizaciones de la zona que se quiere desarrollar su trabajo;




  5. Promover y publicar su trabajo en los blogs, web, linkedin, sitio web de la institución en la que estudia, los tablones de anuncios de la Escuela.




  6. Lleve a cabo el trabajo voluntario. Hay muchas instituciones que necesitan escritores y editores para escribir en revistas, noticias, blogs, periódicos informativos.




Estos son algunos consejos. Espero que te he ayudado.


Muy gracias, Daniela! Jazzmin P.

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