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The Literary Arts relate to the written word and include writing, editing, critiquing, teaching, reviewing, and other activities related to written communication. These activities take place in a variety of settings, such as classrooms, writers' workshops/centers, book and magazine publishing companies, and libraries. The "book arts" are related to a book's physical presentation and can involve its paper, binding, printing, or design. Possible occupational titles include: writer, editor, reviewer, teacher, librarian, archivist, researcher, publisher, interpreter, and translator.

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Talent and dedication are necessary for a successful literary career. It is important to be well read and to seek opportunities to write, edit, and discuss literary works. Volunteer for a literary journal, meet authors at public readings, read in many genres, and write, write, write! Self-promotion is an important skill for a young writer to develop, which can be helped along through online publication. The immediacy of digital media allow for a modern writer to explore opportunities within multiple industries, greatly extending the possibilities for a versatile and productive writer.

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