Writers and Authors

By Marty Hightower

What are writers and authors?

Someone who creates original written material, such as scripts, advertisements, stories, etc.

Knowledge and skills you might need and the tasks you might do

  • Knowledge in the fine arts
  • Sales and marketing
  • Writing
  • Active learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Revising and editing personal work
  • Planning projects
  • Preparing works for publication

Some of the top colleges

Fun Facts

  • Many colleges offer good creative writing scholarships
  • There are many electives in high school that you could take to improve your writing
  • Many writers have some other artistic talents

Annual average wages of Texas, National and the top five states and Districts

National- $67,870

Texas- $55,780

New York- $81,340

Maine- $73,830

Connecticut- $77,550

California- $83,620

Washington D.C.- $88,390


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All other pictures are from Pixabay

Research from Onet and Naviance

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