This one goes out to all of my fellow authors, writers, poets, and dreamers. Whether you’re young and aspiring, or a heavy hitter tossing books on shelves faster than I can bridge a deck of cards, I want your opinon. Here it goes…
We all have it in our head, this image of the perfect story, the plot, the conflict, the twist-the unikely hero-throw some romance in there, and then close with the classic resolution. Such a simple concept the outline is; a fragile skeleton that so easily falls apart if taken for granted. I’ve learned the hard way that filling in those blanks may give the writer an idea, but it’s picking up and rearranging all those shattered pieces that once were, that gives him a name.
I didn’t go to school for English, or Creative Writing. I went for Medical Assistance, with the belief that a hobby was not something worth spending thousands of dollars on. But, 7 years of sitting behind a computer, battling conflicting school and work schedules, grammatical busts and months of writers block. I realized that something that required this much dedication was far more than a hobby, it was a passion. That’s when I self-published.
So my question to you comes in two parts:
Does it make a difference in your opinion of a book knowing the author has gone to school for English/Creative Writing?
If you are a writer, Did you find that school did/did not help you in writing your material?
Any answers are absolutely insightful and helpful!
Thanks for listening