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Strictly speaking, you don't need an English degree to get writing jobs, nor are you guaranteed any kind of job in writing/editing/publishing if you have said degree. You get hired when you convince someone that you have the skills and/or experience to do the job. Whether you get that experience in our out of school is often irrelevant. I can say, as ...


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You do not need a degree to become a writer; you have the Internet. You can teach yourself what you need to know to become a writer; including some experiences you may not yet have (or may never have), and thus may not "connect" to entirely. Keep in mind that writers often have characters doing things they themselves have never done; murder being one extreme,...


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I studied creative writing at university and then had to leave after the second year when my husband's job took us to a different country. I can tell you with all honesty that I learned more from writing and submitting my first novel than I learned in those entire two years in a classroom. I couldn't even get an agent for that first novel let alone a ...


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Of course not. Who suggested that you might? To be a writer you need, basically, first imagination and then talent. All other things being equal - which almost never happens - anyone with the same basic attributes might see them polished by a degree but I hope that's not what you meant…


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