Career as a Poet, Lyricist and Creative Writer


Summary

Poet, Lyricist and Creative Writer creates original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance. They revise written material to meet personal standards and to satisfy needs of clients, publishers, directors, or producers and Choose subject matter and suitable form to express personal feelings and experiences or ideas, or to narrate stories or event. They Write fiction or nonfiction prose such as short stories, novels, biographies, articles, descriptive or critical analyses, and essays and Write fiction or nonfiction prose such as short stories, novels, biographies, articles, descriptive or critical analyses, and essays.

The work of a Poet is essentially one of communication, either expressing ideas in a literal sense, such as writing about a specific event or place, or metaphorically. Typically, a lyricist will be a freelance writer who submits their work to composers, record companies, or performers who are looking for words to put to the pieces of music they have written. It is not uncommon for a lyricist to have a musical recording submitted to him or her, and be asked to put together words to go along with it. Sometimes a good lyricist is able to not only write the words to a song, but write the musical aspect as well, and perform it on their own.

Creative Writers are professionals who write for a variety of print and online publications. They write engaging and entertaining articles, essays, stories or poems for books, magazines, websites and scripts. Some of the stories or scripts they write may be adapted by television and film companies to be produced as a television show or movie. Creative writers typically produce fictional stories. The characters, setting and plot are derived from the rich and imaginative thinking of the writers and are not real. There are also creative nonfiction writers who write about real events and real people in an interesting and engaging manner. They usually write content for radio, television and film.

Work Environment

Poet, Lyricist and Creative Writers are professionals who write for a variety of print and online publications. They write engaging and entertaining articles, essays, stories or poems for books, magazines, websites and scripts. Some of the stories or scripts they write may be adapted by television and film companies to be produced as a television show or movie. They usually write content for radio, television and film.

They can work in a vast array of environments, however quite often they work in offices, libraries or from their home. They work independently for long periods of time, although sometimes they collaborate with other authors or editors. After publication they may work with visual or performance artists. They also required participating in some travel, both locally and overseas, for research, to give readings and to publicize their works.

Entry Level Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English or Communications.
  • In this field writing talent, originality, ability to work independently and self-promotion abilities is also needed.

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