What is an author?
An author is anyone who writes a piece of literature. The official description of an author is a writer of a book, article, or a report. There are many different types of authors. You could write for a newspaper, book, magazine, etc. The specific author I would like to be is an author of an educational magazine, for example National Geographic. I think traveling the world and being able to write about it would be a great career. This is a form of creative writing. Creative writers are described as anyone who writes for a magazine, website, advertising, or for a freelance job. Usually, creative writers make about $60,250 annually. Although, if I were to work at National Geographic, I would make about $44,979. The best fact about creative writing is that if I decide I would no longer want to work for National Geographic or another company, I have many more options for jobs.
What requirements do i need?
To be a creative writer, you generally need a bachelor's degree. This also requires an English degree. English degrees can lead to jobs with creativity, research, writing and communication. I would also need to study literature from around the world, from different time periods, and from different genres. If I were to get a graduate degree, that could possibly lead to jobs in academia and management within a company. If I were to have a master's degree, I could study fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction.