Mar 3, 2008, 12:22 PM
Post #5 of 6
Re: [babiak] Thanks for having me...
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I've got a BA in CW myself. That was a LONG time ago.
While you've still got the opportunity, I'd suggest you seek a double major. You may decide you don't want to have to support yourself with writing, but would prefer to get your money elsewhere, and write exactly as and what you want (and not have to teach, in case it turns out you don't like that).
I've also noticed recently that some of the most interesting (for me) writing has been coming from people who've studied and worked in biology, anthropology, linguistics, agriculture, law. Even the fiction & poetry.
Just a thought. Getting a formal education in the craft of writing is a huge privilege, but I'm not sure it's the most complete education for building a life.
Funny you should mention that. Until very recently I was convinced I was going to pursue a doctorate in Psychology, having studied that field extensively. Still haven't determined what exactly it is I want to pursue full-time. Working extremely hard has never once frightened me, so I have flirted with the idea of a double major. Thanks for your input, it's been on my mind quite a while lately.
And I completely agree, some of the most fascinating writing I've come across has been by people who have had extensive studies in scientific fields.