It’s not all bad tho I am doing a creative writing degree and although sceptical at first I can honestly say some of the tools I have learnt have been invaluable!
I never actually thought my writing was that good, but being part of workshops where we read and critique each other’s work just showed me how much more effort I needed to put into my prose.
I’m not going to lie workshops are scary, especially at the beginning of the semester when you don’t really know anyone or know how they are going to respond to what you have written! As the weeks go on the process is getting slightly easier and I can honestly say the critique I have received has been well worth the embarrassment of having my work read out!
Also having to have original pieces of creative writing ready every week has been great for getting into the routine of writing regularly which is a push I definitely needed.
I know there is a lot of mixed reviews on creative writing courses. Has anyone else done a creative writing degree? What is your view on them?