“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.” —Ray Bradbury
Earning a Minor in Creative Writing at Lindenwood University
A minor in creative writing at Lindenwood University requires 24 credit hours of study in a wide variety of courses, including poetry, fiction, and non-fiction writing. Students who minor in Creative Writing will be able to workshop their writing in several courses, and learn how to market a piece of writing for publication. There's also the opportunity to work on the student-run Arrow Rock publication. Students will be able to take a diverse range of courses outside of creative writing as well, such as literature, technical writing, and the teaching of writing.
A Creative Writing Minor is an excellent combination with any degree across the University, as the in-depth writing preparation students get in writing workshops will be directly applicable to communication skills essential in any career choice. Creative Writing helps students advance their communication skills, whether they intend to pursue a writing-related career or not; employers are impressed with the level of polish and control a Creative Writing minor has with language.
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