The craft of writing
Creative writing courses for aspiring writers seem like a new trend. These courses usually spanning two years have no more than ten to twenty students in each batch, have accomplished writers as teachers big names like Salman Rushdie would prefer guest lectures while others may become artists-in-residence, though of course exceptions apply. Eventually, the students are required to submit a collection of poems, short stories or a novel as a thesis, which is then marked. Most students abroad choose these programmes because they provide a chance to fully focus on writing without distraction. You have readings, evaluations, analysis, topics to write on, creativity boosting exercises and an academic atmosphere of peace away from the professional worries and family vows.