Some writers are mostly self-taught, and only need someone else to teach them the most basic parts of literacy before they take off and do the rest by themselves. However, for most people some degree of formal instruction is necessary. While most people don’t need to get a doctoral degree in literature or journalism to become solid writers, most of us need a little bit of help to reach the peak of our potential.
However, when you start to build your writing career you may run into the problem of being an introvert. Introverts tend to be better writers than extroverts, since they tend to focus on being alone and writing works well for such people. However, traditional college isn’t usually the best bet for an introvert, so an alternative needs to be sought. While you can simply go to a library and pour over writing and style manuals in between reading the classics, you can also pursue an online college degree instead.
When you begin the process of creating your next ebook masterpiece, even if it’s your very first, you can benefit from the instructors at an online college. You can also cloister yourself away and toil in obscurity until you’re ready to explode out with your magnum opus. Even if your works are never mentioned alongside those of Lord Byron or Keats, you can still forge an impressive career if you take the time to have your work critiqued. If you follow the feedback you receive, you can become truly great.