Poets, Lyricists & Creative Writers

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Freelance Writer, Lyricist, Novelist, Songwriter

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Creative Director; Mass Communications Specialist; Writer
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What they do:
Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.
On the job, you would:
  • Write fiction or nonfiction prose, such as short stories, novels, biographies, articles, descriptive or critical analyses, and essays.
  • Develop factors such as themes, plots, characterizations, psychological analyses, historical environments, action, and dialogue to create material.
  • Prepare works in appropriate format for publication, and send them to publishers or producers.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • multimedia

Math and Science

  • psychology


Basic Skills

  • writing things for co-workers or customers
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by writing
  • read and understand what is written

Ideas and Logic

  • come up with lots of ideas
  • create new and original ideas


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Persistence
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software

  • Apple iWork Pages
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Desktop communications software

  • Skype In Demand

Web page creation and editing software

  • Facebook Hot Technology
  • WordPress Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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