This friend of mine – I’ll call her Sat on Cookie– is thinking about grad school for creative writing. She’s done some writing in the past and currently. Getting published in a big way is always going to be her goal. After about 18 years of false starts, she’s finally finishing her undergrad degree.
Now, the fact that there’s not a surplus of creative writing jobs out there makes grad school intriguing. After all, she’d be earning credits toward her Master’s while being kicked in the butt (by way of having assignments due, etc.) to creatively write. Maybe something from the experience might even be publishable.
Financially, school would be an okay option for her.
Some of her friends think it’s a great idea, others think you either have it or you don’t, and that no amount of further education is going to make a better creative writer outta anyone.
If she didn’t go to grad school, and she couldn’t secure a position as a writer working for The Man, she’d probably get a job with skills from her former life as an executive assistant. She’d be making adequate dough-age and would continue writing on her own.
Any opinions for my friend?