“To be a writer you have to write, and no academic degree is going to do the writing for you.” —Michelle Richmond
There is currently a debate going on Twitter on this statement. It seems not everyone agrees with it. While, yes, having a writing degree won’t do the writing for you; but, there are other practical purposes to attaining a degree (like MFA for example). One individual states that studying and earning a MFA degree helped him to be more adept on the business side of writing.
What are other practical ways writing degrees can help writers?