Searching For a Career in Creative Writing?

So, the thought of a career in creative writing has popped up, has it?

Well I consider myself reasonably able to handle this one, so let's get right to it.

A career in creative writing is everything you may have heard that it is … and a lot more. The quick background on me is this. I published a book entitlements NIGHTALES in 1990. It was a throwback to the early days of the Twilight Zone. From there I moved to Los Angeles and put my advertising portfolio together and spent the next twenty years writing and producing hundreds of TV commercials and probably close to 10,000 print pieces. From there, I got done up here … in article writing.

Okay, that's the backstory. Now for your story. And it being a short article, I'll give you info on how to do all of them. Briefly … so you'll need to do a lot more research on the one that hits you harder.

1) BECOME A COPYWRITER: You will need to start putting a spec portfolio together and then compete at levels you just will not believe. But the salies and the perks are awesome. So if you want to go this route, know that your roads ahead are going to be very tough … but wild rewarding.

2) BECOME A BOOK WRITER: When I wrote my book, things were not like they are today. Nowadays you can publish yourself on the net, or you can create ebooks and shop them to publishers. In fact, a lot of the writers I know are coming up with smarter and smarter ways to manipulate the system with ideas like these. By the way, as crazy as this sounds, you can STILL actually go the traditional route with publishers. That just involves intro letters and resumes sending and sometimes even first chapters being written as an example of your talents.

3) BECOME AN ARTICLE WRITER: Sign up and write. Learn as you go. Read some of my older articles that you'll find here by following my author link. I go into a lot of good detail on keywords and keyword density and headlines etc.

A lot to absorb? Sure. But then a career in creative writing is one of the best carers there is (IMHO) and (enclosed article writing) it should be tough to break into.