What careers could I do involving writing?

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  1. nesser18 profile image58
    nesser18posted 14 years ago

    I am currently in college for Early Childhood Education, but I can't help but feel like I am going to lose my passion for teaching by the time I actually become a teacher. I am really passionate about writing and I feel like that is something I will never lose that passion. I just do not know what kind of career involving writing that I could achieve success in. I mean, I've always wanted to be an author, but it takes a lot to even get your books published. After they are published, people have to actually like what you write for it to be successful. I am just curious if anyone has any ideas for me. smile Thank yaa

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      seems like your losing hope already and you are not yet started, who knows you have a good book and you can immdediately publish...go on with your dreams and wishes...

    2. profile image0
      cosetteposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      reporter (with journalism studies)
      techincal writer
      copy editor
      copy writer
      technical editor
      news writer

      here's a good link:


      i would also join writing organizaions (student and professional), which would really provide a lot of good inside information. best wishes to you~

    3. MrsOdie profile image59
      MrsOdieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You have to believe in yourself as a writer.  If you want to write, then you must.  Don't let yourself get dissuaded by the fear of how difficult it is to get a book published.  You are already a writer!  I am a teacher, and it is a very difficult job.  I teach high school and my passion for writing helps me teach others to write.  Most of them are so hopelessly bad at it or disinterested, so it's hard.

    4. profile image58
      JohnHedtkeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I've published 26 books so far, which is kinda cool. I have an article on how anyone who can write and wants to take a stab at it can do this that I'm willing to share with anyone who wants to be a published author, but I don't think I can post a link here without violating TOS. There's no money involved--the article's free--but I have only just signed up and don't know beans about HubPages yet.  big_smile

      1. Brenda Montgomery profile image60
        Brenda Montgomeryposted 14 years agoin reply to this
        1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
          Uninvited Writerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Why don't you add a link to it in your profile.

          1. profile image58
            JohnHedtkeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            A brilliant idea.  smile  I've posted a profile with some bio info and a link to the article. You're welcome to download it and read it. Usage terms appear in the article--it's free, but I do ask that if you get a book contract as a result of this, you mention me in the acknowledgments. You're welcome to give the link to anyone to download it for themselves as well. I update this periodically, so better they should get it from me.

    5. Cheeky Girl profile image66
      Cheeky Girlposted 14 years agoin reply to this
    6. itcoll profile image61
      itcollposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      you can become a copywriter.

    7. MiriamSPia profile image60
      MiriamSPiaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      **I hope you're wrong.  Sadly, that does happen to some people.  However, others find that that never happens.

  2. TINA V profile image69
    TINA Vposted 14 years ago

    you can be a teacher and you can also be a writer. perhaps, you can concentrate on writing children's book. it would be much easier for you to market it in different schools. goodluck!

  3. SandyMcCollum profile image64
    SandyMcCollumposted 14 years ago

    You could also write about teaching young children. Many ppl who write here also write at other places online and in print. They all pay small but add up quickly. You could write and create a great second income on top of teaching. I think PrettyDarkHorse has the 'write' idea. Follow your dreams, do what you want.

    Good luck and write on!

  4. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 14 years ago

    Novelist, journalist, blogger, non-fiction author, poet, essayist, etc.

  5. profile image58
    JohnHedtkeposted 14 years ago

    For people who are interested in technical communication of any kind, I highly recommend the Society for Technical Communication (www.stc.org).  Not only is it the premier group for technical communicators, it's a great place to network.

  6. NaomiR profile image77
    NaomiRposted 14 years ago

    You can write for magazines, which is what I do. It took a lot of work, though. I started out doing internships -- some for free -- and put a lot of time into building up a clip portfolio. Now I'm working on building up my online clips. It's the type of work where you really have to want it, but if you love writing, it's pretty rewarding.

  7. Cheeky Girl profile image66
    Cheeky Girlposted 14 years ago

    I am a person who has been writing Hubs here for the past 2 months, and I have just published Hubs 10 and 11. One is about the self-publishing web company called LULU. Their url is www.lulu.com. They can publish any manuscript you submit to them within 2 weeks and they act as an online store. They will sell your book for you on their "online Shop". Feel free to check their website. Or read my simple intro to their service. I have a friend who is like me (she is a writer) but has just got a book published. She is now selling her book on their site, and has made $100 already.

    If you really want to get published, try getting your writing seen and read on Hub Pages and people wil review it for you. That way you can check how you are doing. I wish you the very best of luck in getting published. Remember, you can get published without doing it the traditional route, if you wish. (The Irish writer Roddy Doyle self published the Bestseller "The Commitments" because it was rejected by publishers as being too vulgar and insipid.) Just thinking of the film rights he won from the movie of his book makes me sick! If he can go down that route, getting picked up by a world-renowned publisher in the process, then anyone of us can do it.

    1. profile image58
      JohnHedtkeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Self-publishing is rarely a way to get a significant amount of money, but there are certainly exceptions to this. But I strongly agree that if you haven't a lot of experience yet, posting things and getting comments is one good way to refine your writing.  It's a loose variation on writing workshops, which are relatively simple to create (and a good deal more intense).

  8. Cheeky Girl profile image66
    Cheeky Girlposted 14 years ago

    Becoming a copywriter is a very interesting idea! This has merit!

  9. SandyMcCollum profile image64
    SandyMcCollumposted 13 years ago

    Take some time,like a couple of years. Put on as many articles here and other places and earn what you can. Over a two year period you might be able to make enough to start teaching only part time and use the rest of the time to write those books. Good luck to ya'!


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