Made lots more money writing novels. Screw the Journalism career I figured out that you will earn more, with less effort writing novels Just write Fiction Novels until you reach level 3 where you can write Drama Novels After that, just continue with the Drama Novels until you can do Masterpieces one of the challenges allow you this Dish out Masterpieces and Dramas, alternating by then you should be a Drama author and get many best-sellers and soon you'll be getting more money than you'll have things to buy with Takes about 3 in-game weeks to max out the Writing skill this way, The loner trait really helps keep Social down and mood up while indoors, alone, writing eating and hygene-ing.
But yeah, the Journalism career, as of now, has no benefits, maybe if they update it to get you something better Like maybe flexible schedule come in anytime you want money, sort of thing. I agree, write novels and forget about working at all. The royalty checks really start to add up after awhile. User Info: Spatzimaus. The salary isn't bad, the hours are short, you'll get promotions quickly if you've been writing on the side, you can Interview sims to find out their traits very quickly, and when you're a weather man level 8?
Also, while this might not be a purely journalist-related thing, you can rummage through the trash of the rich families looking for a story. User Info: Zaishi. They are very short and you can write of them a day while bringing in more money each than the other short book types. User Info: amanyx. After a certain point I forget which , you can "review" stuff for your articles, which means you get into everything for free.
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Sims who are serious about building a successful writing career will, however, need a home computer as soon as possible. To begin writing, simply click on a computer and then click write. A list of the novels Sims can write will pop up. More books will pop up as a Sim improves his writing skills.
The best way for a Sim to learn how to write, is to write novels. Sims can also attend a writing class, downtown at the business building. There is also the opportunity to refine writing skills. However, this is a good choice when a Sim is only a couple levels away from being able to write a certain type of book because it will increase how quickly a Sim learns writing. Choosing the right traits and dedicating enough time will allow Sims to make a great living writing books.
Money is made through royalty checks and by turning in chapters. Royalty checks will come once a week for a total of six weeks and the money is deposited and available at noon every Sunday. This is automatic and Sims do not need to cash checks or anything. The difficulty rating of the book determines how much the earnings will be.
The harder the book, the longer it is to write, the more money a Sim can make. Sims should aim to write a minimum of four of each book so that once they complete this they have the option to specialize in masterpieces, while still aiming to complete the prolific author challenge. The first type of novel that a Sim writes five of will become their writing specialization. A Sims' writing mastery can change, but they would have to more novels of a different novel type in order to change this.
For example, if a Sims writes 15 non-fiction novels, they will have to write 16 masterpieces after this in order to change their specialization. It is sometimes best to just forgo specialization so that a Sim can achieve it with five masterpieces.
Efficient writing results in more bestsellers and hits. A Sim who is in a good mood is more efficient, so keep them happy. The ambiance of the room they write in can also have an impact so be sure to decorate the room to suit the Sims' taste and place a stereo in there and tune it to their favorite station.
Also, Sims who read often tend to be in a better mood. The type of novel a Sim writes also matters. Think about the type of novels typically found on bestsellers' lists yes, in real life and have your Sim concentrate on those genres far more often. In the Sims 3, writing books is a lot easier if Sims are more inclined to enjoying this skill. Writing a difficult and good novel will take time so the Loner trait can be beneficial because your Sim will spend a lot of time alone and Loners enjoy solitude.
Bookworms not only naturally enjoy books, but they also tend to write novels quicker. This trait will also result in a Sim reading more books which can translate into producing more bestsellers and hits. The Perfectionist trait results in Sims often taking longer to write a novel, but in the end the books they write are typically better. Higher quality books will bring Sims higher royalty checks. Higher royalty checks will balance out the increased time it takes a Sim to write a great book.
This item has been added to your Favorites. Created by. Category: Gameplay Basics , Secrets , Walkthroughs. Languages: English. Guide Index. Writing in The Sims 3. Traits and Genres. Show me the Benjamins! Writing Quality Modifiers - Traits. Writing Quality Modifiers - Environment. Putting it all Together. The Proof is in the Pudding. The Writing skill is part of the basic game, but the Ambitions expansion pack made it possible to write as a "job" rather than as a hobby.
The skill itself is relatively simple to develop. Sit down at any computer, select "Writing," and then choose what you want to do either refine the skill or write something. The more you write, the faster your skill will develop. Like most other skills, you start with no skill and can work your way up through ten levels to master the craft. All it takes is a computer, time, persistence, and a high boredom threshold on your part staring a screen to watch a Sim stare at a screen and click a keyboard is about as exciting as watching paint dry.
I'm lying a bit on the no starting skill claim because Toddlers can boost their starting Writing skill by having books read to them. Taking a class in Writing at the Corporation offices will start your Sim at Level 1 or add one level to your existing skill level. I'm not a big fan of the "Refine Writing" activity. It will develop the writing skill a bit faster than writing books, but it generates no money and even Flops will net you a few Simoleons.
Don't get me wrong; I have my Sims do it in order to level up their writing to Level 2 or Level 3 before starting on the real writing tasks, but if you're doing it for the money, don't bother. If you're doing it to fulfill the "Learn the Writing Skill" wish, go for it. In the long run, those LTR points are worth more than the Simoleons anyway.
A few traits will make it easier to develop the Writing skill: Bookworm: the more books you read, the better your writing will be. As your school teachers probably told you, "good readers aren't always good writers, but good writers are always good readers" and if they didn't tell you that, they should have. Artisitic: helps the Writing skill develop faster Perfectionist: makes it take longer to finish a book, but the final quality is better A few other traits make it easier to pursue writing as a career.
Useful Career Traits. OK, all of that trait and career stuff aside, many potential writers are going to be interested in the paycheck. Since we're not dealing with the Journalism career and its steady paycheck, we need to think about where the money is. Most of the genres are only going to be of interest to people who are having their Sims write as a hobby or for role playing purposes.
Those who are interested in writing as a career choice need to think about the money. First, on a profit-per-page basis, Sports books are the only way to go. They're short so you can crank out a couple per day , don't require high skill levels in Writing Level 3 normally or Level 0 with the Athletic trait , and they pay better than anything else on a per-page basis.
Basically, you're talking about the difference between lots of small royalty payments versus a few big ones and quantity wins in this case. Comics are a close second in my mind, but only because they require an additional skill, but based on length and potential quantity, Comics pay slightly better than Sports.
Both of these genres are only available with University Life see my guide on UL for the inside scoop on campus life. Poetry, Romance, Masterpiece, and Vaudeville are the top four regular earners, take anywhere from four to sixteen times as long to write as Sports books, and even the best Masterpiece pays only two-thirds as much on a per-page basis. Poety is semi-borked as a genre as it doesn't work quite right without having Supernatural installed. All of this is not to even imply that the other genres should be ignored, because a comfortable living can be made in any of them, but just that Sports and Comics win on an income-to-effort basis.
If you want to take an afternoon off from writing Sports books, for example, your potential weekly royalty payment will drop a little because you produced one book less than you could have. But if you take an afternoon off from writing your Masterpiece, your income is still zero because you won't get paid until that monster is finished.
For example, one of my writer Sims made a career out of Science Fiction,one of the lower-paying genres. That's significantly better than the paycheck for "World Renowned Surgeon," but there isn't much of a retirement package to go with it. Unless you're concerned about the royalty payments, you really don't need to know much about the genres aside from when they become available and how long they take to produce.
Since I'm too lazy to run repeated trials on each genre to come up with consistent averages, I'm going to go with a scale with 1 being the lowest-paying this is liberally cribbed from the in-game stats on the Skills tab and the Writing skill level required to produce them.
As a general rule, the basic writing skill no speed modifiers for meeting challenges will allow a Sim to write about pages per day before their needs deteriorate to the point where they have to stop to take care of them. I will deal with quality modifiers in later sections. As you might expect, there is a world of difference between being able to write and being able to write well and this difference shows up in the amount of royalties your writer receives after completing each book.
Higher quality books yield higher payouts because your chances of producing a Hit or a Best-Seller are better. There are about three categories of things that will affect the quality of your Sim's writing, so let's take a loot at them individually Thing About Your Sim. The environment in which your Sim is writing also plays a role in the quality of the books that they produce because the environment affects your Sim's mood.
Maintaining a high mood is the best way to consistently produce Hits and Best Sellers. The Lot. With all of that information in hand or in mind, as the case may be , it's time to look at a one other issue before we start cranking out books. More specifically, the Writing challenge for Specialist Writer can be a problem if it's not approached methodically. On its surface it's a simple enough challenge: write 5 books in a single genre.
Simple, only not really. If your Sim specialized in Non-Fiction, then they change specializations by writing more books in the new genre than they wrote on the old one. This means that if your Sim wrote a dozen Non-Fiction books, a new specialization happens when they write thirteen in another genre. That's a lot of writing. So we take advantage of one odd tidbit that the developers implemented, but didn't really document: ranking.
The game gives slightly different weight to each genre when trying to decide what to do in case there is a tie in the number of books written in different genres, so five books written in one genre can count for more than five books written in another one.
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The seedy side of reporting lets you focus more on the rich and famous, too. Well, now since you're "in" on the rich and famous, you're capable of hunting them down and harassing them all day AND night. Those tabloids pay better for scandalous photographs than they do for their accompanying articles, so live as vicariously as you like. Finally - the ability to be taken somewhat seriously for all the hot topics of the day you've broken to the paper-reading world.
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Retiring from your anchor position has left you with the enviable ability to discuss the issues seizing the public's interest and reflect on them in a forum of your most respected peers. Keep the arguments lively, the personalities slightly less-than-comfortable with each other, and your ratings will soar. An expose on a recent Simmy Award winner didn't go over very well with their publicist. Your team's new advanced radar weather-tracking and warning system allowed local residences to better prepare and avoid the most devastating effects of a sudden tornado.
Simply amazing how much a missed plane can cost you professionally, isn't it? Bad weather keeps you from breaking the story of the year. Boy, is your producer ticked off! The Talk-Show racket, while entertaining and intellectually stimulating, has its limits when it comes to appealing to your aesthetic sense and your fondness for sleeping late. Begin to live your life with a "stop and smell the roses" approach, and take a picture while you do.
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