We all find our own paths when learning to write. For some, a creative writing degree is the right one. Last year, when I fell into an email correspondence with creative writing professor Garry Craig Powell, I couldn’t resist asking some cheeky questions about his corner of the literary world – and he was game to answer them. I thought it was a conversation that would be useful to you guys… hence this series. We’re publishing it in parts at Late Last Night Books.
Last time, we discussed who might get real value from a creative writing degree (and, by extension, who wouldn’t).
This time, we weigh up how to choose a course. Including:
How to make meaningful comparisons between courses at different institutions.
Famous tutors – how much of their time will you get?
How much might the course cost you?
How are students selected – are you sure you’ll get in?
What are most students writing …
… and a few other things!
Grab a beverage and come on over.
And if you’ve taken a creative writing degree yourself – or considered it and decided not to – do share your experiences in the comments here. Also, post any questions you’d like us to tackle. If they’re not in one of the interviews, we can gather them into a special at the end.