It is not always easy to forge a career as a writer and it will take a lot of hard work and a touch of luck too. With this being said if you are a skilled writer then there is a range of career choices which you have in front of you. It is important to recognize that within the field of writing you don’t have to stick to just one particular discipline. The perfect example of those who haven’t done this would be the brilliant Roger Wolfson, who has dedicated his career to a broad range of writing positions.
Let’s use Roger as that example and take a look into some of the careers that you may be able to find as a writer.
One of Roger’s earliest jobs was a speech writer, which may be a niche area to get into, but it is one which is incredibly rewarding. Just about every politician in the country has a speech writer on their team, and they need a highly skilled writer who can convey their message in a succinct way and evoke emotions using their words. This is a tough gig which is reserved for the very best writers.
Roger has dedicated the large majority of his career in writing scripts and this is certainly a very exciting area of writing to get into which is going to showcase all of your talents. Scriptwriters work with a team to create the perfect dialogue for TV show characters and to work in this field you must be able to write well and work within a team dynamic to deliver great results. Something which so many don’t grasp about this kind of job however is just how much work needs to be put in, and it is a job which requires many working hours each and every day.
Whilst Roger has certainly made his fair share of contributions to newspapers and magazines, journalism is in its purest form is surprisingly not something which he has been a part of. Nonetheless this is of course a very important area of writing which so many who are gifted will go into. Journalism of course is about much more than just writing, there is the investigative side of it too, but those who can write well, are always those who blaze a trail in this field.
Becoming an author is not something that happens overnight, this is something which you give a great part of your life to, and it is something which is more of a lifestyle choice than a career choice. Those who wish to become an author require thick skin and a very good work ethic in order to succeed, and the reality is that a great many do not. Having said this, those who have great writing ability and those who are prepared to put in the hard yards, are those who will achieve the success that they are looking for.
These are just some of the careers you could choose as an author, and if you are someone like Roger Wolfson, you will choose them all!