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Do You Need a Creative Writing Degree to Become a Writer?

Without beating around the bush, let’s get to the age old question that has been often asked and answered to death – do you need an English or creative writing degree to become a writer? Almost every published writer would be quick to say no. Your parents will probably be happy to hear that too, and you can focus your roughly four years of college on something more “marketable.” After all, in this economy, who […]

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Creative Writing Classes — Beneficial or a Waste of Time?

When I was in high school, I was adamant that I would never take a creative writing class. The pointers we received in English classes always seemed pointless and inapplicable to my own writing—creative writing wasn’t something that could be easily passed on from student to teacher. The best writing teacher, I thought, would be reading as many books as possible. I still, to a large extent, think this. At the same time, I’m happily […]

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