Have you thought about putting pen to paper and writing that novel that will make you your fortune?
Why not, it can be done. Assuming you have actually done your masterpiece you then have to find a publisher. It is very difficult and requires some lucky breaks. But don't give up on the idea of writing.
Why not try your hand at short stories or articles that you could sell to publications. The following pages will give you lots of ideas for topics you could write and how and where you could sell your work.