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John Kunney

From you statement I can tell you really want to be a creative writer. I don't think it's a matter of what you're asking to do as a career. I think it's more of a matter of asking yourself can you be successful at this occupation. You can, but only if you're discovered for your unique writing and story telling skills and your ability to identify with your readers.

But keep this thought in mind, this is something you should do as a hobby until you can turn it into a career. I majored in English thinking that I would become the next best selling novelist. But when I graduated I failed to ask myself a serious question. What was I going to do to pay the bills until my creative work was discovered? Fortunate enough for me I found the answer. I became a technical writer. This is a form of creative writing, but this one paid by the hour as opposed to a creative writer. It wasn't classified as story telling but as one who is appointed to write instructions on how to carry out a task.

If you want to become a creative writer that's fine, but make sure you have a good day job to support your aspiration to write as a creative. Also ask yourself the question is it that you want to be a creative writer or just a writer period. If this is the case then look into those writing jobs like mine that pay by the hour like technical, proposal, SQL report, or other forms of business writing. Careers such as these will definitely pay your rent, but when you're done with your work day, retire to your home and write that best seller.

Answered 4 years ago

John Kunney