Thankfully, there are dozens of writer fellowships out there (albeit highly competitive) that offer a full-time income while you teach, write and even do some serious pondering. I've applied for several of these fellowships and can attest to some of the programs that offer the fellowships.
Fellowships are perfect for writers who are comfortable or want to learn how to teach creative writing, as many of the writing fellowships are offered by universities. Now, that isn't always the case; some fellowships are offered by publications, which give you a full-time gig as you hone your skill.
Some fellowships require you to teach and others just ask that you be available to students or the community to help in an artistic fashion. These fellowships are perfect for writers who do not have too many things tying them down to their current community. As a single parent, I've been able to work as a fellow...so don't let your familial network get in the way...most fellowships allow you to bring your family along. Let's take a look at five writing fellowships coming up in the next several months.