I’ve already given you a list of common jobs, which are useful in many genres of writing. But sometimes you need a career for a character that’s far beyond the norm, and that’s what this list is for! Some of these jobs pull in a lot of money, and others are just unusual.
Check out more lists like this on my Writers’ Resources page.
If you have an idea that belongs on this page, leave me a comment and I’ll add it to the list along with your preferred link.
cruise ship captain
cryptozoologist (studies legendary creatures)
exobiologist (studies life on other planets)
fountain pen dealer
literary archeologist (studyies ancient writing/literature)
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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping and The Graveside Detective. Her short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous. Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world. You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.