Degree or no Degree, that is the question…
Does a degree in Creative Writing, either at MA, PhD or undergraduate level make you a better writer?
Does a degree in Creative Writing guarantee success?
Does life equip you better for writing?
Does writing make you a better writer?
Between them, they cover all the main questions and things writers deliberate on before signing up for a degree and they’re worth a read. Even if you have no intention of taking a set course, they raise a number of interesting questions surrounding the art of writing and the value we as writers and as a society place on creative arts. Do we, as writers, pay more attention to Buckingham’s ‘Big Beasts’ than to the teeming ants – if so, are we listening to the wrong people?