Writers produce literary compositions, articles, reports, books and other texts.
Writers are involved in the creation and development of works of fiction and non-fiction.
This covers a number of wide and varied forms including poetry, prose, life writing, and material for the theatre, screen and radio (such as comedy/soap opera scripts, drama productions and documentaries). Writers may also create the content for websites or write articles for magazines or newspapers. New media is also opening doors for writers in areas such as mobile phone content and computer game scripts.
Most writers work freelance and are self-employed. They often have to support themselves through additonal types of work, such as teaching, lecturing, editing or other roles in publishing, as well as entirely unrelated jobs outside the writing industry.