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How do I start a Career in Creative Writing?


A Career in Creative Writing has always intrigued me. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Creative Writing, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Creative Writing. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Creative Writing, I found this amazing page: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180427-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Creative-Writing/hindi

Asif Khan's outlook!

Asif Khan has 17 years & 1 month of professional experience in Creative Writing. Asif Khan has worked in Creative Writing as Creative Writer in Various Assignments. In Asif Khan's own words, this is how Asif Khan got into Creative Writing: "After doing my schooling from Saharanpur, I did my B Sc & M Sc from Meerut University. After that, I did my PGD in TV Journalism from CMAC, Rai University, Delhi and then did certification in Anchoring from IAAN School of Mass Communication, Delhi. I had good command over Hindi & Urdu so was offered job as an anchor and writer for various shows for Doordarshan. I also worked with Zee Entertainment Enterprises LLT, ETV News Network, NDTV Imagine Showbiz & others in various fields like writing, Direction, Production and Anchoring. I have written a Poetry book named Bikhre Moti. I am working as an Editor and Content Writer with Aawaz Express."

Career Video on Creative Writing

In a video, Asif Khan has talked about various aspects of a Career in Creative Writing. Asif Khan started by explaining Creative Writing as: "Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror." The video was an engaging disposition.


In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Creative Writing, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Creative Writing. Asif Khan touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Literature & Vocabulary
  • Research
  • Product Knowledge
Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
Asif Khan then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Creative Writing:
  • Communication Skills
  • Clearity in Vison
  • Creativty
  • Well Read
  • Story Telling
Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Asif Khan believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Creative Writing:
  • Opportunities
  • Monetary Benefits
  • Travelling
  • Team Work
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Asif Khan believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Creative Writing:
  • Dead Line Pressure
  • Client Psychology

In the final section of the video Asif Khan talks about How a day goes in a Career in Creative Writing. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Creative Writing, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180427-0001

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