12 People You Will Recognise If You Study Creative Writing
It’s no surprise that creative writing degrees tend to attract people with creative personalities. Here are some of those people.
1. The Jane Austin wannabe.
Expect extensive descriptions of anything and everything, as well as an annoyingly admirable vocabulary.
2. The person who dyes their hair a colour to reflect their mood.
It all depends on the tone of what they’re working on at the time.
3. The one who’s convinced that the most creative writing happens when drunk.
Personally, you’re never sure whether they’re onto something or not.
4. The one that never puts their book down.
Whether it’s on the reading list or not, they’re reading it and they don’t care to be interrupted.
5. The Sci-Fi obsessive.
They will happily chat to anyone who’ll listen about light speed travel and dystopian worlds.
6. The secret online celebrity.
Although they tend to keep to themselves in lectures, their online following is surprisingly vast.
7. The person who can turn literally any situation into a poem.
These guys are both awesome and unbearably annoying at the same time.
8. The one who doesn’t understand how to give constructive criticism.
They think they’re being helpfully constructive, but really they’re just being unhelpfully harsh.
9. The erotic novelist.
This type of student can be hard to deal with, if you’ll excuse the pun. Their company is not for the faint hearted, nor those who blush easily.
10. The journalist.
Beware of this one; they want to know all the gossip. Anything you say to them stands a good chance of being repeated in some obscure article on the web. These guys usually have good networking groups, so keep them close but tell them nothing!
11. The dark humour writer.
You will spend your time caught between laughing and wincing at this one. Their writing leaves you feeling guilty for being in fits of giggles at inappropriate content.
12. And the copy cat.
Not necessarily restricted to creative writing degrees, but you feel the betrayal on a deeper level.