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Top Jobs for Creative Writing Majors

Getting to the bottom of a story as a Journalist is great and all, but what if you want your writing to have a little bit more flair and a little less fact? For those who hope to create whole worlds of fictional wonder in poems, short stories, epics, or novels (or epic novels), check out these top creative writing careers. Authors who take up the craft of creative writing are the ones to thank for the captivating fantasy stories found in movies, television, and, of course, books.

1. Creative Writing Professor* — For some, the most satisfying thing isn’t to do, but to empower and teach the next generation. Put your writing skills to work as you encourage students to get in touch with their inner creativity. You show and explain how to write fictional books, screenplays, or poetry.

2. Television Writer* — Watch a primetime Detective crack new and more creative cases week after week, and you’ll agree: Television is a world made for creative writing majors. Once you have the education and experience, you can write for either nonfiction news shows or the latest HBO hit series—where you decide to work will depend on where your interests lie.

3. Game Writer* — In this field, conversing creatures and trash-talking street fighters are all just another day at the office. Your job is to create the witty, angry, or just plain cheesy conversations that accompany video game levels.

4. Literary Consultant* — Combine publishing savvy with writing skills to serve as a type of publishing guru for new and aspiring Authors. In this position, you answer questions of all kinds, from “What’s the best way to self-publish?” to “Who’s the best Editor ?” to “Does this cover make my book look silly?”

5. Documentary Filmmaker* — Though often used to entertain, movies can be a powerful medium for telling stories. Use your video camera to make social commentaries, recount deeply personal experiences, or expose truths previously hidden from the public.

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