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How to Write Articles in The Sims 4


If you choose the path of a wordsmith in The Sims 4, then you’ll need to know how to write articles. In this article, we’re going to show you how to do exactly that, and the earnings you can make when doing so. So without any further delay, let’s jump right in.

Writing Articles in The Sims 4

After choosing the Journalist Career in The Sims 4, you will gain the ability to write articles about the daily lives of Sims. First, choose a Sim, and look under Friendly interactions, then select “more choices” and select the “Interview about Life” option.

Once you’ve interviewed the chosen Sim, you’ll get a notification that details the traits you’ve learned about that Sim in the top right corner of the screen. Complete as many interviews as you need to, and you can head home to start writing your articles.

How to Write Articles in The Sims 4 choosing journalist career
Choosing the Journalist path will set you on a course for writing articles in the Sims 4. (Image via EA)

Access your computer, select the “write” option, and then either choose “write a positive article” or “write a negative article”. Positive articles strengthen your relationship with that Sim while negative articles erode it. Both have a minimal effect, but they might affect your Sim’s attempts to make friends.

You will need to interview four Sims in order to complete the Daily Task. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck interviewing, writing, and interviewing again. In addition, positive and negative articles both earn you the same amounts of cash instantly and take about an hour to write.

Making Money to Write Articles in The Sims 4

How to Write Articles in The Sims 4 writing articles is lucrative
Writing articles can be lucrative as a full-time job for your Sim. (Image via EA)

The Journalist Career path is a little bit harder than the Author path, and likewise, requires a bit more attendance at work than the other branch. But you should take it if you want the Write Article ability, and the payout is around the 200 Simoleans mark.

For a more comprehensive breakdown of the benefits, we have put together a table below that depicts your labor and earnings depending on your level.

RankJobWagesSchedule$/DayDaily Task & Promotion RequirementsReward For Promotion
6Page Two Journalist$56/hourMon-Fri, 8AM-4PM$448Write Articles. Reach Level 7 Writing, Level 2 Charisma$956
7Front Page Writer$83/hourMon-Fri, 8AM-3PM$581Write Articles. Reach Level 8 Writing, Level 3 Charisma$1562, Antique Writer’s Desk
8Investigative Journalist$145/hourMon-Fri, 9AM-4PM$1015Create Articles. Hit Level 9 Writing, Level 4 Charisma$2031, The Where Should I Go? Ball
9Editor-in-Chief$189/hourMon-Fri, 9AM-4PM$1323Create Articles. Hit Level 10 Writing, Level 5 Charisma$2844, Antique Typewriter
10Scribe of History$287/hourMon-Fri, 10AM-4PM$1722Draft Articles. Go to Work!$3697, Deep Thoughts Bookcase
Journalist Career Path

And that’s everything you need to know about how to write articles and the compensation you can expect for doing so. Although, If you love writing and want something new there are a few things to try:

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