The author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert wrote about creative writing degrees. ‘For the amount of money you pay,’ she said, ‘they are not worth it.’

‘Go to college’ she said, ‘study something that will push towards a career that you can actually find work in , and then on the side do your creative writing. Take classes, read, study different genres. Download information on the internet, buy books, and write, write, write. Write everyday, improve your skills…find your voice.’

Wise words from a successful woman whose books have sold millions.

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