Or can you buy one of those dummy books and figure it out?
Can any of you give me some insight on doing grant-writing as a career?
You can probably find good books on grant-writing for non-profits at your local public library.
And your library's web site may have helpful resources as well.
My library does.
Try the Foundation Center in NYC, last time I needed it, they have lists of all possible grants and resources on how to write a proposal.
Grant-writing as a career does not have very hot prospects. First of all, remember the organization applying for the grant needs money and isn't going to want to part with much of it to pay the writer. Second, you'd be writing simultaneous drafts for a multitude of unrelated businesses. It takes real skill and talent for an outsider to understand an organizations objectives and challenges enough to write a successful grant application.