Writing, they believe, is better learned by writing and by ravenous reading.
They say what sets good writers apart is their passion, and that can't be learned.
Sometimes when I'm asked what I majored in during college, I occasionally fib and say English or English literature instead of what's written on my diploma: creative writing.
It's not that I'm ashamed or embarrassed by my degree (I worked really hard for it!
One writer said, "Publishing success may only come to a minority of creative writing graduates, but the most-noted writers do often come fromâ¦writing programs." If your goal is to become a published writer, even of non-fiction, creative writing degree programs can help you convey your message in a manner that is neither dry nor cumbersome.
Students make contacts in the programs that are valuable tools in acquiring an agent or accessing an editor.
The courses teach students to edit, which is a skill that comes hard to word-crafters who fall in love with their own work.
Students also discount waiting for their muses and learn to write every day.
Education will not confer talent upon a writer, but it teaches a writer how to use his talent.
There is an accepted writing form, and it can be learned.