This is a question that floats around a lot for writers ~ Do I need a degree to write?
You’re either shaking your head or nodding right now. Here are my thoughts as a college student:
I am working towards a degree right now, because I want more opportunities in life.
- It’s not because I think I cannot make money writing. I already do.
- It’s not because I think I need a degree to be a writer. I already write.
The reason is a lot more practical and simple.
It’s because 1. I love to learn and 2. I like having open options in life. A college degree gives me more options than just having a high school diploma. Yep, it’s that simple!
Spoiler Alert: I’ve learned more practical advice from how-to books than I have in my college classes. Eck. It’s icky to admit that 😭
But what I am learning in college is how to query, workshop, show up every day, revise, edit, study literature, appreciate the humanities, offer useful critiques, think critically, and the list goes on and on.
Here’s a photo of some of the most helpful books I’ve found about writing.
Not pictured is On Writing by Stephen King, How I Write… by Janet Evanovich, and many other how-to’s from the Kindle Unlimited selection.
So there you have it. The option to pursue a higher degree is up to you, and your personal reasons for doing so.
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