Writer is an individual who creates written content as part of their job or as a hobby. They may write articles, blogs, books, songs or scripts. Writers can be found working professionally for a variety of industries including publishing, journalism, music and education.
They may be employed by a variety of organisations from companies to non-profit groups or independently as freelance writers. The work they produce can be published on a range of platforms from online to print. In some cases they may be required to travel and meet deadlines.
When creating their work, a writer must often research in order to add value to readers and factual information to their piece of writing. They may also be required to liaise with editors, clients or publishers.
Some writers create their work from the comfort of their own home. Others find inspiration in places such as cafes, libraries or parks. Writers can be described as creative, intuitive, sensitive and expressive individuals. They are also intellectual, introspective and inquisitive.
Those who are interested in becoming a writer can learn more about the industry by reading industry publications or attending conferences. They can then use this knowledge to develop their own career path. Those who are more familiar with the work of other writers can emulate their style and improve their own by studying their work. This is similar to how babies learn to walk or talk by watching those around them.