I’ve been a writer my whole life. I don’t have memories of not wanting to write, always and about everything. I am also a high school dropout.
I’ll spare you the details, but exigent circumstances pretty much sabotaged the end of my high school career. To that end, I have never taken a college course in my life. I’m 28, so it’s not too late, but man… people sure make it seem that way, don’t they?
More than one person, and more than one writer of more than one very shame-heavy article, has told me pretty bluntly that people don’t take a fledgling writer and her first time manuscript very seriously without an English degree. Imagine my terror at the thought, having been under the impression that as organic a talent like writing was something I still needed a degree to prove the quality of. You see that!? I ended a sentence with “of”! I’m doomed from the start!
In your personal opinion, is an English degree the mark of a “real writer”, or at the very least a more rounded one?
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