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For the self-employed Writer career in The Sims 3, see Skill career#Writer.

The Writer career is one of the career tracks from The Sims 4 base game. After being promoted from level five, Sims will be able to choose one of the two career paths: Author or Journalist.

Career LevelsEdit

Description: "Get paid to express your ideas with beautiful turns of phrase, and words—wonderful words!"

TS4 Career Writer Writer Career Levels
Workplace: Walrus Books
1) Writer's Assistant
<sim first name> is about to learn what it means to pay his/her dues as an assistant-assistant coffee-getter, assistant fact-looker-upper, and assistant paperwork-filer. After a while, he/she may even get to do some writing, although his/her boss will take the credit. §25/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
Read Books
Bonus: None Pension: Unknown
2) Blogger
It’s more important to write fast than to write well...does <sim first name> have what it takes? Bloggers only get paid if they get clicks, so he'd/she'd better study the things people like to click on. (Cat videos and numbered lists.) §32/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 2 Writing Skill
Daily Task:
Read Books
Bonus: §407; Milton Word Processor Pension: Unknown
3) Freelance Article Writer
Now <sim first name>'s working for himself/herself, writing what he/she wants...or at least what paying clients want. Unfortunately, paying clients want articles about "10 Creative Ways to Eat Mushrooms" or "Hot Tips to Drive Your Dog Wild." It's not glamorous, but it's a living! §38/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 3 Writing Skill
Daily Task:
Write Books
Bonus: §509; Still Life with Apple and Pitcher and Books and Bottles and Flowers; Pitch Story Idea interaction Pension: Unknown
4) Advice Columnist
He's/she's always thought of himself/herself as a know-it-all, but now <sim first name> is a professional know-it-all. The life of an advice columnist is full of deranged in-laws, mailmen without personal boundaries, and secret second families. But only if he's/she's lucky. §44/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 4 Writing Skill
Daily Task:
Write Books
Bonus: §611; The Thinker Pension: Unknown
5) Regular Contributor
It's important to have a beat. <sim first name> didn't actually have any knowledge of his/her beat before he/she started writing about it, but if you sound convincing, you are convincing. The readers will never catch on! The secret? Use lots of big words. §50/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 5 Writing Skill
Daily Task:
Write Books
Bonus: §703; An Open Book, Framed; New Clothes Pension: Unknown


Author BranchEdit

Description: "If you love the freedom to embellish and invent, the Author’s life is for you. Call up a character, chase after a tale.... The written word is yours."

TS4 Career Writer Author Writer Career Levels - Author Branch
Workplace: Walrus Books
6) Short Story Writer
It's not like <sim first name> can't write longer stories, it's just that he/she doesn't want to! Long stories are overrated. Who has the attention span for all that? And novels just end up getting adapted into movies anyway, and <sim first name>'s pretty busy already, so.... §60/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 7 Writing Skill
Reach Level 2 Logic Skill
Daily Task:
Write Books
Bonus: §956; Antique Tomes Pension: Unknown
7) Novelist
Most novelists don't go crazy alone in deserted hotels in the winter. Most novelists don't die penniless in the streets. Most novelists are happy, well-adjusted, and creatively satisfied people! <sim first name> keeps telling himself/herself that.... §115/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 8 Writing Skill
Reach Level 3 Logic Skill
Daily Task:
Write Books
Bonus: §1,243 Pension: Unknown
8) Fan Favorite
The fans love him/her. The critics hate him/her. <sim first name> might be churning out sub-literate dreck, but his/her books sell like crazy, so his/her publisher keeps paying him/her. And that's the real measure of literary success. Right? §202/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 9 Writing Skill
Reach Level 4 Logic Skill
Daily Task:
Write Books
Bonus: §1,808; Nom de Plume Quill Pen Pension: Unknown
9) Bestselling Author
Bestselling authors have a tough life-going from talk show to talk show, receiving honors, counting endless stacks of money-but <sim first name> has worked hard to join their ranks. Of course if the critics don’t like his/her next book his/her career will be over, but no pressure. §296/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Max Writing Skill to Level 10
Reach Level 5 Logic Skill
Daily Task:
Write Books
Bonus: §2,421; The Muse Pension: Unknown
10) Creator of Worlds
The hardest part about creating a sprawling, multi-volume fantasy epic? Thinking up all those crazy names like Cloydon DeBarboot and Frimzy Peppernoodle. Definitely the names. Oh, and also dealing with the really strange, inappropriate fanfic. §465/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
Write Books
Bonus: §2,885; Unlocked Door of Perception; unlocks "Writer's Den" styled room Pension: Unknown


Journalist BranchEdit

Description: "Words can be powerful weapons, when used to expose the truth. As a Journalist, you’ll dig up important dirt and scatter it for all to see."

TS4 Career Writer Journalist Writer Career Levels - Journalist Branch
Workplace: Walrus Books
6) Page Two Journalist
Municipal rezoning? Dog-catcher elections? The local beat isn't always glamorous, but at least <sim first name> can use the power of his/her job to crush his/her enemies. Now he/she gets the best restaurant tables and the cleaners never shrink his/her sweaters. §56/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 7 Writing Skill
Reach Level 2 Charisma Skill
Daily Task:
Write Articles
Bonus: §956 Pension: Unknown
7) Front Page Writer
His/her crack reporting skills and snappy writing have landed <sim first name> a plum assignment covering breaking news. Toppling governments! Catastrophic natural disasters! A pop star with a new haircut! <sim first name>'s on the big stories now. §83/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 8 Writing Skill
Reach Level 3 Charisma Skill
Daily Task:
Write Articles
Bonus: §1,562; Antique Writer's Desk Pension: Unknown
8) Investigative Journalist
If he's/she's lucky, he'll/she'll be the reporter who cracked the biggest scandal ever. Someone, somewhere is up to no good, and <sim first name>'s determined to find them. <sim first name> loves revealing wrongdoing and making the big money, not always in that order. §145/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 9 Writing Skill
Reach Level 4 Charisma Skill
Daily Task:
Write Articles
Bonus: §2,031; The Where Should I Go? Ball Pension: Unknown
9) Editor-in-Chief
He/she decides which stories run and which get killed. He/she keeps circulation up and costs down. He/she produces amazing journalism, and if he/she could figure out how to make people actually pay for it, he'd/she'd} really have it made! §189/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Max Writing Skill to Level 10
Reach Level 5 Charisma Skill
Daily Task:
Write Articles
Bonus: §2,844; Antique Typewriter Pension: Unknown
10) Scribe of History
<sim first name> has transcended day-to-day news and now spends his/her time looking backward...studying what has been, and what it all means. Future generations will study his/her works, and many more will use them as very fancy doorstops. §287/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
Write Articles
Bonus: §3,697; Deep Thoughts Bookcase; unlocks "The Newsroom" styled room Pension: Unknown


Sims in the Writer CareerEdit