Writers produce works of fiction and non-fiction such as books, poetry, scripts and articles for newspapers and magazines. They will need to develop ideas, research material by using the internet and interviewing people and make sure work is submitted on time to meet deadlines.
To become a writer you would require a high standard of English and have the imagination and flair to produce interesting work. A degree in English Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism or Performing Arts would be beneficial.
- good literacy skills
- the ability to work to deadlines
- to be good at research
- self motivated
- able to work on your own for long periods of time
- good IT skills
- to be able to accept and understand criticism
- excellent communication skills.
£11,000 to £100,000