My boyfriend is an engineer. He always wanted to be a writer, wanted to study literature. He says he’s been turned into a machine. I don’t know what’s sadder.
He can become a freelance writer, if he has good writing skills. He can also improve his writing skills, there are many good courses out there. One such course exists in edx.com and some are there in udemy. You can give suggestions to him and encourage him.
Hey, it’s good that he is an engineer. Since he wanted to be a writer, he can think to carry on his passion. Go with the flow and follow your passion .