Are creative writing degrees relevant in 2019’s publishing climate? The honest truth

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The publishing world is moving faster than ever. Have creative writing courses kept pace? That’s the angle I’m considering this time in my series of interviews with creative writing professor Garry Craig Powell.

If you want a career in mainstream publishing, will a course equip you for that?

If you want a traditional deal, will a creative writing qualification make that more likely?

What about the indie world – does a creative writing degree confer any benefit, advantage or prestige?

If you decide to be master of your own work, will a degree help you do it more wisely and effectively?

Now that authors have to do so much platform-building for themselves – whether indie or traditional – have the academic departments kept up with these new demands?

As usual, Garry is patient and thoroughly candid and the discussion can be found at Late Last Night Books. It’s part…

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5 thoughts on “Are creative writing degrees relevant in 2019’s publishing climate? The honest truth

  1. Thanks for reblogging this, Chris. While I found the original interview interesting, I must confess that it confirmed me in my view that creative writing courses are (in many instances) of little or no benefit. Having said that, they can, I am sure help to tease out inate talent, however the talent needs to be present for this to happen. Best – Kevin

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