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Yes there are really writing jobs out there. Some are mentioned in the movies, but there are also a lot that isn't. Like my job for instance in technical writing. What I love the most about my job is that it s never the same. For the most part I work for the defense industry writing technical manuals on how to use various military technologies. One minute I could be writing a manual for a cargo plane, the next for a tactical fighter, or the next an unmanned aerial vehicle (or UAV, you can check it out on this link: http://www.insitu.com/systems/scaneagle ). The subjects of the manuals are always changing and are very exciting to work with, but for the most part it dealt with maintenance. I would have to write manuals on how to remove and install parts and components, maintain, inspect, or operate the product. The demand for writers in this field is great and presently its really exploding in the field of IT.
But this career is just the tip of the iceberg. There's also proposal writing, SQL Report writing,
and all of these jobs pay by the hour and they pay very well. Just keep this cruicial piece of information in mind. Just like there are college students out there who cheat by turning in a report they hired someone else to write who has exceptional writing skills, this action is the same as a company that has a report, proposal, or technical documentation it needs to be written but instead of writing it themselves, they hire someone with exceptional writing skills to do it for them. Only difference is they won't be prosecuted for cheating because this practice is legal in the business world as long as the one who writes the material is not engaged in plagarism. So if you're considering a career in writing it would be a very wise decision.
It's like asking if there are acting jobs. You get discovered. You work hard. Most of the screen plays picked up by hollywood studios are from proven writers, with agents, and with a history of success. And that's becuase it's so expensive to make a movie and all of the components that are involved.
The movies often pick out the romantic and/or sexy exception. But don't count on it and do well in school so you have a back-up career.