Creative Writing Jobs

While employers aren't beating down doors looking for creative writers, there are creative writing jobs that can pay the bills while fulfilling your dreams of being a paid writer. The goal of many aspiring authors is to write a bestseller. Even if you can't do that, you could write enough fiction or nonfiction throughout the year to make a decent living. However, getting your foot in the door with the right literary agent and/or publisher can take awhile. There are jobs that are more short-term in nature, or that you can do while you are pursuing fame as a book author.

Copywriting is one such career. Copywriters create sales letters, print ad copy, radio and TV commercial scripts, mail order ads and much more. In addition to taking writing in college, you should also take some kind of advertising or marketing course. It is not mandatory to have a college degree to work as a copywriter, but most traditional agencies require this. There are some freelance copywriters who have managed to teach themselves the ropes and work their way into lucrative assignments. Many companies are going the route of freelancers and telecommuters because there are no benefits to pay and no office space being taken up. Therefore, it is cheaper for the employer.

You could teach creative writing at your local community college. If you can put together a syllabus and present your teachings in an effective manner you might get a gig doing this. Or, you could offer online courses in your area of expertise. Without a college degree such as a Master of Fine Arts, you're not going to be a professor but you can make money teaching others to tap into their creative sides and how to put together a piece of creative work for presentation. There are so many genres in creative writing, you can be as broad or specific as you want.

There are other creative writing jobs available as well. The Internet is a great place to look for them. Some of the sites like About and Suite101 use freelance writers to create their site content, and the writers get a portion of the profits the site makes through advertising revenue. You may also want to look into writing articles for ezines and even print magazines. It can take awhile to find the perfect job for you, however there are money making opportunities for determined creative writers.

 




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High school coaches push back against proposed bill letting home school students into sports - KTRK-TV

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High school coaches push back against proposed bill letting home school students into sports
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State representatives discussed a school financing bill on Friday, but a proposed amendment has Texas high school coaches up in arms. Rep. James Frank of Wichita Falls wants to add language to the bill allowing home schooled students to participate in .

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10-year-old boy may be with woman, Rio Hondo police say - KTRK-TV

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10-year-old boy may be with woman, Rio Hondo police say
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A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a 10-year-old boy who was taken in the south Texas town of Rio Hondo. Authorities issued the alert late Wednesday for Angel Jesus Jimenez de la Cruz. Rio Hondo police describe him as Hispanic, 4'7" and 100 .

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Lumberton HS football player at center of medical mystery - KTRK-TV

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Lumberton HS football player at center of medical mystery
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A Texas high school football player has been unconscious for nearly a week after collapsing during practice, and doctors in Galveston are trying to figure out why. Juan Trevino plays football for Lumberton High School, just north of Beaumont. Family .

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Teen at center of Amber Alert in custody after chase in San Jacinto Co. - KTRK-TV

Teen at center of Amber Alert in custody after chase in San Jacinto Co.
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A 13-year-old girl who was the center of an Amber Alert has been taken into custody in San Jacinto County. The missing girl and a male driver were involved in a chase that ended near Shepherd, Texas, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office. On .

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Family says fatal shooting victim lost prematurely born baby during Harvey - KTRK-TV

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Family says fatal shooting victim lost prematurely born baby during Harvey
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ABC13's Jeff Ehling reports from NW Houston where a mom was shot and killed. (KTRK). KTRK. By Jeff Ehling. Wednesday, September 20, 2017. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --. A woman who family members say recently lost her prematurely born baby during Harvey .

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