Is a creative writing degree useless?

Is a creative writing degree useless?

If you’re not proactive, take little or no interest in business, and don’t diversify your education, then a creative writing degree will not be worth your time. It’s much better to study something else that will lead to an interesting career, and to write on the side. Loads of authors have done so.

How can I learn creative writing?

Top tips for creative writing1 Write about what you know. Beginning writers always get told ‘write what you know’, but it’s good advice. 2 Write about what you don’t know. 3 Read widely and well. 4 Hook your readers. 5 Get your characters talking. 6 Show rather than tell. 7 Get it right first time. 8 Keep polishing.

What are the rules of creative writing?

Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative WritingUse the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.

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