Career Area and Related Occupations<br />Writer. <br />There are different types of writers including: songwriters, screenwriters, magazine writers, journalists, publishers, poets, copywriters, and novelists.<br />
Job Description<br /><ul><li>Creating stories, themes, storylines, and characters.
Revising and rewriting stories several times according to critical feedback.
Cooperating with editors, publishers, producers, etc.
Having another job would be a good idea in order to provide for yourself while writing, publishing, editing, and selling your first book. </li></li></ul><li>Education and Training Requirements<br /><ul><li>Requirements vary.
If planning to write professionally and be hired by a publisher, criteria differs from employer to employer.
Some require an undergraduates degree, some may require a Bachelor's degree, or some may not require any degree.
Some may require degrees in communications, journalism, or English.
If planning to work alone, college degrees are useful, but not required. </li></li></ul><li>Salary<br /><ul><li>Salaries vary.
You have to get your book published (which might take a while), and people have to buy it.
Most of the time there is no set salary, you get a certain percentage from every book sold. So, if no one buys the book, you don’t get anything. If many, many people buy it, you get a lot.
It would be best to have a side job or have writing be your side job. </li></li></ul><li>Places to Get the Training<br />Some of the courses you could take to become a author are English, English Literature, Journalism, Creative Writing, and other writing classes. You could go almost anywhere for those.<br />University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, Purdue, Indiana University, University of Kentucky.<br />
Skills and Interests Needed<br />Reading. You need to have good reading skills, to like to read, and to read a lot.<br />You need interpersonal skills so you can talk to editors and publishers.<br />You could take classes in college like: Journalism, English, Creative writing, and English Literature, or you could get a degree in Fine Arts. <br />Perseverance, patience, hard work, motivation, and dedication. <br />Creativity.<br />
Why It Interests Me<br />I love to read and I’ve already tried (not succeeding) to write books. <br />The first personality I was most like on the Personality Test was a Creator and the third was a Doer. So, I’m creative and can work hard and persevere. <br />When I read a good book and love it when I’m through, I’m just admiring someone else’s work. I feel a small sense of accomplishment when I finish yet another book, but I’d feel a whole lot more if I actually wrote one!<br />