Saturday, 8 October 2016

Do you need to go to University to become an author?

I'm sometimes asked if you have to go to College and University to be an author ... and if you need a degree to write a book (a degree is what you get when you finish University). The answer is no! It is possible for anyone to become a published author. It takes A LOT of practice and hard work, but you don't need a degree to write a book.

When I wrote my first book, Stormy Cliff, I didn't have a degree. In fact, I wrote all 10 of my books when I didn't have a degree. But now ... I do have a degree!

You see, I started University the year after I wrote Stormy Cliff, and I carried on doing it alongside my job as a full-time, school-visiting author. Usually getting a University degree takes 3 years, but because I was doing it as well as my job, it took me 8 years!

Now I have a degree, and today I received the certificate to prove it!

Luke Temple BA Hons ELL (Open)