Creative writers inspire and engage others through innovative and compelling writing skills. By studying creative writing at Texas Tech, students deepen their critical engagement with language as well as their appreciation of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction prose. Students begin with foundation courses in writing then move into workshops that stretch their skills and help them develop their craft.
There is also a strong component of social engagement behind effective writing, and our creative writing workshops focus on the power of storytelling and poetics—how the written word reaches different audiences, connects diverse peoples, and can change the world.
Effective written communication is one of the most valuable skillsets in the workplace. In every field, employers seek creative writers because of their ability to write poignant arguments, think critically, and develop original content. The following is a partial list of the different jobs available to graduates with an education in creative writing:
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