For a lucky few, writing is a full time job. For others, it’s more of a ‘side hustle’, and for some, simply a hobby. Whatever writing is to you, it is undoubtedly shaping traits and skills that will help you grow, whatever career path you go down. Even if creative writing is only a hobby, it is something to mention on your CV and during interviews, because it shows off the traits and skills listed below.
Above all else, in my opinion, writing fiction teaches us empathy. When creating characters, telling their stories, developing their relationships, we constantly put ourselves into the minds of other people. We have to truly experience their emotions, their thoughts, and their journey. We write about good people with significant flaws, about innocent people facing moral dilemmas, about villains and criminals with tragic backgrounds. Writing is a real observation of people, a real desire…
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