1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their “Career Matchmaker” questions.
4. Post the top ten results.
1. Costume Designer
2. Website Designer
3. Special Effects Technician
4. Desktop Publisher
5. Cartoonist / Comic Illustrator
8. Fashion Designer
10. Multimedia Developer
Wow. I think I might be happy doing any of those, if I had to. Even as a writing tool, this is a fun exercise—pick a career, make up a personality to go along with it. Build your character from the ground up, and then define your adventure. What kind of trouble, after all, could a fashion designer get into? Or a special effects technician? Heck, write a one sentence outline for all ten of the careeers you come up with, and then run with the story that seems the most interesting.