Ian McEwan: Advice to Aspiring Authors

Well now … I’m curious to hear what my fellow writers have to say about Ian McEwan’s advice to aspiring authors.  He says:

  1. to write well, one must read, and
  2. one must set aside time for writing (creative writing courses can be useful).

No controversy so far … but, he also says “it’s the spectre of the undergraduate writing program which I think is deathly.”  Phew – glad I have an undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature!

Those of you with an undergraduate degree in creative writing – what do you think?

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