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Do your have any formal writing training?

  1. MojoDawg profile image60
    MojoDawgposted 6 years ago

    Do your have any formal writing training?

  2. VirginiaLynne profile image97
    VirginiaLynneposted 6 years ago

    Yes.  I am actually a teacher of writing at a private University.  However, I've had to learn about internet writing and Hub writing, which is very different from academic writing.  I'm actually using what I'm learning to some extent in my classroom since I think many of my students will be writing far more for internet reading than for print.

  3. dmop profile image76
    dmopposted 6 years ago

    I have very little, but I did take a couple of creative writing courses in college. I enjoyed them very much, but feel that I didn't really learn much from them. I tried to get as much out of all of my classes as possible, and honestly felt let down by many of them. Maybe I just expected too much, but most of them were no more advanced than High School in my opinion.

  4. Becky Katz profile image84
    Becky Katzposted 6 years ago

    I took Creative Writing in college online. It was a very good class. I learned a lot. It helped that the teacher was a published author that we had heard of. We had a lot of question and answer time. She would also answer questions by email. Her feedback was outstanding.

  5. profile image57
    khadeejahposted 6 years ago

    No but writing is my passion so I am researching and reading to improve my creativity.

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    I took some creative writing courses in high school and college and also worked on my college newspaper, but that was a long time ago.

  7. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    I have a bachelor's degree in creative writing with a minor in English. The intent was to refine my skills to write novels, though all I really wrote in college was short stories (which to this day I hate writing). There was some training with professional writing, yet for some reason those classes focused more on print design software (like adobe indesign) rather than the content of each article. So, for that reason, I had a lot to learn when I started writing for the internet. My biggest struggle is that I was trained to be a writer, but success on the internet is less about writing skill and more about self advertising. The phrase 'search engine optimization' still makes me shudder.

  8. savanahl profile image69
    savanahlposted 6 years ago

    I have no formal training but I believe that if you have a passion for something you will study it on your own, sometimes more tenaciously.

  9. Gemini Fox profile image90
    Gemini Foxposted 6 years ago

    No, not other than what I had in h.s., but I have always enjoyed reading - the next step being writing.