Do You Need a Creative Writing Degree to Succeed as a Writer? – by Melissa Donovan…

on Writing Forward site:

Young and new writers often ask whether they need a creative writing degree in order to become an author or professional writer.

I’ve seen skilled and talented writers turn down opportunities or refuse to pursue their dreams because they feel their lack of a creative writing degree means they don’t have the credibility necessary to a career in writing.

Meanwhile, plenty of writers with no education, minimal writing skills, and scant experience in reading and writing are self-publishing, freelance writing, and offering copywriting services.

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3 thoughts on “Do You Need a Creative Writing Degree to Succeed as a Writer? – by Melissa Donovan…

  1. Thanks for sharing this interesting article, Chris. I found it to be balanced in it’s assessment as to whether a creative writing degree is necessary.

    I know of several excellent (living) writers who possess creative writing qualifications of various kinds. I enjoy their work. As to whether they would have been equally good writers (in the absence) of creative writing qualifications, only they know. On the other side of the coin, a close friend holds no qualification in the field of creative writing and (to my mind) writes exceptionally well.

    Kevin

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