A creative writing major is the basis for all good writers. Being able to think outside of the box and create imaginable characters, unique storylines and descriptive settings is the purpose of creative writing, and student in this major will do just that. Creative writing students will analyze poetry, fiction and other written work to understand and develop the construction of fictional, creative writing. Once they’ve established the construction and developed their own voice, as well as studied the styles of famous writer, students will try their hand at writing original creative work. They will take classes in American poetry, contemporary world poetry, fiction workshop, introduction to playwriting and poetry writing, as well as nature writing and memoir writing. Throughout the degree program, students will learn proper technique, form and processes of creative writing.
Graduates of a creative writing program will be eligible to work as an author, freelance writer, journalist, editor, publisher, advertiser and other careers that involve creativity and writing. Imaginative people, who genuinely enjoy writing, will be perfect candidates for a creative writing degree. In addition to practicing your writing, most creative writing majors will need to read and stay on top of their grammar and punctuation skills.