Creative writing educates students on basic elements of fiction, as well as the importance of character, scene and plot.
Creative writing is strongly connected with the disciplines of literature, philosophy and communications.
Also, if you’re interested in translation work, many Ph D in Creative Writing programs encourage dissecting literary texts in other languages.
*Ph D programs provide ample opportunities to embrace your literary community. A lot of universities are affiliated with a nearby literary magazine. Bottom line is a Ph D gives you enough time to put down deep roots in your new city or town.
In addition to courses in their genre of choice, students have the opportunity to explore others and supplement their learning with electives in other genres or artistic areas.
As a Ph D student, you’ll receive a broader overview of your own writing within its contemporary literary context.
If you’re nervous about diving in headfirst to pedagogy, opt for a program that gives you a couple years to orient yourself before assigning teaching tasks (they’re out there! Granted, the teaching stipend isn’t much, it should cover living costs (depending on where you choose to study).
Consider it your 500£ a year à la Virginia Woolf’s famous advice.
Now all you’ve left to do is find a room of your own and get writing.
Creative writing focuses on learning original writing techniques in order to effectively reveal the artistic expressions and inner feelings of the author and convey the intended message to the reader.