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How do writers begin their career?

I love to write, and am considering going into creative writing, but I don't know exactly how to start a career in that. Do you just write a story and hope it gets published? Or could you team up with a publishing company to start? #writer...

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Active Jan 11 at 19:49

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Posted by Eva C.’s Avatar Eva C.
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phillip rasy | Commercial Sales at Dell If you want to become a writer, you should get a ...

Hi I´m going to be a Junior in a few for months and I have always dreamed of becoming a writer but I don´t know what jobs I could get with it?

I absolutely love reading and writing. A big interest of mine is poetry....

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hi Midalis, As a writer you can work in the following ...

Is writing a realistic profession?

I want to be a writer but I feel like it's impractical and unrealistic. #writing...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:07

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Posted by Alyssa P.’s Avatar Alyssa P.
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Jana Madonna | Process Automation Engineer at barclaycard Ah, the life of a writer! There are some great points ...

Is having a portfolio more important than a degree when it comes to breaking into the writing profession?

Should I start getting my portfolio together now even though I am still a ways away from graduating with my writing degree? I have some writing samples. But, I haven't applied for any writing jobs because I am not sure that I would be considered without a degree. #writer...

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Active Nov 08 '17 at 11:42

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Posted by Audrey B.’s Avatar Audrey B.
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Michael Powell | Writer at The Hampton Institute I got hired for a top tier internship in Washington D.C. ...

What is the greatest difficulty in becoming a writer?

Hi! I am curious to know about what is the greatest challenge that a writer would face? Besides, do they face any great challenge when they choose writer as their profession? thanks!...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:56

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Posted by W. C. Y.’s Avatar W. C. Y.
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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hi, The five most common writing challenges: Difficulty finding motivation to ...

How can I start my path of being a writer if I am still an university student?

Hi! I am just curious that will it be a great idea for me to find a site like blog to publish my works?...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:56

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Posted by W. C. Y.’s Avatar W. C. Y.
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Kelsey B. Darby | English Teacher at Lealman Innovation Academy Absolutely! The more you can get your writing and work out ...

What kind of writing careers can I pursue ?

careers excluding being a journalist , I mostly like writing about stuff pertaining to psychology ( getting to know why humans react they way they do)...

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Active Jan 27 at 16:57

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Posted by Lia A.’s Avatar Lia A.
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Carol Walker | System Admin | Tech Support | Keeping technology ... Have you thought about technical writing? Or medical writing? Not easy ...

Is it a good idea to get a journalism degree if you're not so sure you want to be a journalist?

My college has a great journalism major, but I'm not sure yet if I want to stick with journalism as my career path. I know I want to do something writing-related, but that could include newspapers, magazines, scripts, blogging, publishing, editing, even copyediting is something I'm interested...

#writer #journalism #writing

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Alex Miller’s Avatar Emani Terry’s Avatar Susan E. Oser’s Avatar David Menard’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:32

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Posted by Liya C.’s Avatar Liya C.
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Alex Miller | Creator of Compelling Content I've often told young journalists that, even if they don't remain ...
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Anthony Moat | SAP Global Services Sales Hi Diamond, I currently work as a writer for a political ...

Do multiple free-lance careers work well together?

I'm going to be an undergraduate studying harp performance, but am also interested in writing and translating. Have you found that balancing multiple different careers took a lot of organizing, but proves feasible, or is it spreading your time and training too thin? #writer #musician...

#translation #multi-tasking #freelance-writing

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:20

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Posted by Madeline D.’s Avatar Madeline D.
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Erin Wright | Digital Media and Content Manager Hi, Madeline. Good questions. I think it all comes down to ...

Would I be able to mantain a writing career as an engineer?

I'm passionate about writing but I want to be an engineer for financial security. I'm scared I wouldn't be able to create novels with such a busy schedule. And my employer probably wouldn't encourage something that detracts from my productivity. #engineering #english #writer...

#work-life-balance

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Pete de Graaf, PE’s Avatar Peter Sturtevant’s Avatar Darrell Woodward’s Avatar Susan Castillo’s Avatar +1
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:24

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Pete de Graaf, PE | Project Engineer / Mechanical Engineer - Rotating Equipment Yes, you can absolutely keep up with your writing while working ...

What jobs besides fiction author could I use an English degree with specialization in creative writing for?

I've always had narrow interest revolving around fictional/fantasy ideas but I know that it's rather difficult to become successful in that area though I will try. I want to have some sort of back up plan if things don't work out for me that has at least some of my interest involved. #english...

#creative-writing #future-careers #writer #fiction-writing

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:25

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Lana Hughey My degree is in English with a minor in creative writing. ...

What degree do I need to have to be a writer?

Hello, my name is Marcella and I am in 12th grade. I am not sure what type of degree do I need to be a writer. I am pretty interested in being a writer. #college #journalism #degree...

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Heather Hampsey’s Avatar Kevin Sweeney’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:06

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Heather Hampsey | Counselor Hi! Honestly, to be a writer, there isn't a degree that ...

What are some necessary things you need to pursue filmmaking/writing?

I am interested in the career, however I don't know what a director needs to make a film great. I am dedicated and a perfectionist, and like to make things the best quality before releasing them to the public. Are there other things you need, or should I hone the skills I have now for the...

#director #films #writer #film-making

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:08

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Posted by Sofia T.’s Avatar Sofia T.
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Katelyn Garrison | Career Advisor | Co-Instructor at Florida State University Sofia, The best way to learn is to get active, get ...

What major do I need to study to be a writer

I am a high school junior and for awhile now I've been wondering about what career path I should take. I believe that a job is something you do for money and a career is something you do because your passionate about it. I love to write! I find myself writing everywhere in my spare time and...

#famous #novel-writer #writer #journalism #educator

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Lindsey Manning-Djabbari’s Avatar Elizabeth Shaughnessy’s Avatar
Active Jan 17 at 17:42

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Posted by Sophia  D.’s Avatar Sophia D.
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Lindsey Manning-Djabbari | Director of Community at CareerVillage.org Hi Sofia, To become a writer you should major in journalism. ...

What steps did you take in high school to start your career in journalism?

I'm Luc, a 17 year old junior looking to start a career in journalism after high school. Specifically I was hoping to get into Video Games. I am very enthusiastic about the gaming industry, and writing has always been my strongest attribute. Now is the time to start preparing for my future and...

#video-games #writer #journalism

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:05

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Posted by Luc H.’s Avatar Luc H.
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Emily Veach | Communications pro interested in start-ups, communications, technology, community ... Hi Luc, Good question. My advice would be to start writing ...
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Sandhya R | Customer Experience Coach To be blessed with a beautiful handwriting is indeed unique. There ...

What's a good career for someone who is very opinionated and persuasive?

Specifically in writing, not speaking. #writer #writing #writing-and-editing...

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Active Sep 15 at 17:11

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Posted by Faith T.’s Avatar Faith T.
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Tamasyn Clare | "Whether it’s her first time or her tenth, ... I would also add copywriter. Writing content for websites especially, something ...

How would I get a book published?

Are there any publishing companies that are often open to hiring new authors? #writing #author #writer...

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Chi Shiu’s Avatar Miozotty (Mio) Diaz’s Avatar Terri L. Frazier’s Avatar Bobby Hilliard’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:58

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Chi Shiu | Director, Wintel Deployment at AIG My friend's daughter published her book via Amazon. She done this ...

As far as the writing career goes, what kinds of people experience the greatest success in this field?

I'm asking because I've chosen the career of writing as my first choice and I'd love to know what I'm getting myself into. #writer #need-help #assistance #writing...

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Susan E. Oser’s Avatar Daniela Silva’s Avatar
Active Oct 15 '17 at 18:36

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Posted by Diamond B.’s Avatar Diamond B.
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Susan E. Oser | Contributing Writer at Vape Magazine It takes a while to hone a skill in writing. Even ...

What if I don't want to go to college, can I still be successful?

I have read on various websites that I do not need to waste time and money on college if I want to start screenwriting so I cam curious to know is it fine to skip college and get started #screenwriting #writer #writing...

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Mario Leone’s Avatar Mel DuPont’s Avatar Mark Wagner’s Avatar
Active Oct 16 '17 at 22:56

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Posted by Dylan W.’s Avatar Dylan W.
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Mario Leone | Produced Screenwriter There are no shortcuts in life. If you go to college ...

How do you get a publisher to look at your book?

I would love to become a published author (think fiction novels), but I do not know what is the right way to get a company to look at my work without hiring an agent. Is the key in your cover letter? If so, how do you write one? Thanks! #writer #books #english-literature...

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Active Apr 09 at 19:55

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Posted by Anna D.’s Avatar Anna D.
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Rebecca Greer | Young Adult Librarian To pitch a book you must write a query. It's a ...

How hard is it *really* to publish a book?

While I want to be a copyeditor as my *day* job, I've written several novels I would love to publish sometime down the road (after much revision...). Every time I speak about this with someone, though, their immediate answer seems to be, "Ha! Good luck." My questions is... is it really that...

#creativewriting #writer #book #publish #novel

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Active Aug 14 at 10:46

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Posted by Destiny M.’s Avatar Destiny M.
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Cheryl Rogers | Founder, Mentor Me Career Network; publisher, New Christian ... It is not hard to publish a book on Amazon. Digital ...

Is college needed in order to become a professional writer?

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Active Jul 03 at 22:19

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Posted by Emily A.’s Avatar Emily A.
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Christy Marx | Writer & Narrative Designer No, it isn't an absolute necessity. I only spent one year ...

How Do I Break Into the Screenwriting Industry?

How do I get into writing for film? Is it easier than writing literature or is it harder? I don't want to be famous, just write things. Which is an easier field to get into or what is the significant difference that could affect my choice about which writing industry to go into? #writing...

#writer #film #literature #author

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Active Aug 08 at 17:04

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Posted by Trinity G.’s Avatar Trinity G.
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Hank Isaac | Writer/Director There's actually only one thing you need to do to be ...

How do you become a successful writer?

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Cheryl Rogers’s Avatar Christy Marx’s Avatar Susan E. Oser’s Avatar
Active Aug 18 at 22:51

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Posted by Hannah N.’s Avatar Hannah N.
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Cheryl Rogers | Founder, Mentor Me Career Network; publisher, New Christian ... Hi Hannah,You write You rewrite. And you keep writing. Never give ...

I want to establish myself as a writer after college. What might be a viable means of getting my work out there, building my name, etc?

I am an English Major. Although I don't expect to make a quick career out of writing, my wish is to write long after my education is done. #teacher #writing #english #writer...

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Kendall Sand’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar Mark Wagner’s Avatar Susan E. Oser’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:20

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Posted by Mario B.’s Avatar Mario B.
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Kendall Sand | TV Writer Hi Mario, I was also an English major who loved writing. ...

What classes should I take to become a writer?

I am a high school senior and I have always been fascinated with writing and how books are so compelling. It is my dream to do what other writers have done and entertain readers with worlds that I create. #college #college-major #journalism #writer...

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Active Nov 27 '17 at 23:48

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Posted by Zachary R.’s Avatar Zachary R.
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David Ohta | Stanford University Hi Zachary, I'm currently a college student majoring in English at ...

Is it hard to get writing jobs?

I love creative writing, but I don't know if there are any real career opportunities using a Creative Writing or English degree. #writing #author #writer #creative-writing...

#freelance-writing

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:18

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Posted by Robyn C.’s Avatar Robyn C.
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Aaron Hanson | Product Marketing Lead at Symantec There are certainly opportunities for people who are good at creative ...

Can I get into the gaming industry as solely a writer?

I've always been more interested in writing than dealing with technology, so I'm wondering if it's possible to have no knowledge/education in programming yet still be involved as a writer on a video game, or if some knowledge of programming and technology is preferred/expected? #video-games...

#gaming #video-game-development #writer #gaming-industry #game-development

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:24

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Posted by Calvin K.’s Avatar Calvin K.
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Brendan Thorne | Senior Game Designer at Bungie It's possible, but extremely difficult, as there are few positions and ...
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