A Letter to An Aspiring Young Writer Struggling to Make her Way in The World

How will I write a book when what I’m taught is to look at the world through the lens of a rational money-making machine rather than a writer conveying emotions?

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Is what I’m studying going to ruin my sensitivity and make me unlearn to look at things creatively?

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Where can I find the time?

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What can I tell people when I have made the great mistake of choosing the wrong degree?

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How can I compete with great writers who all graduated in literature and aspiring ones who study great books all day and may attend top universities like Oxford?

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I feel like a fraud, and I feel like I lack the basics, even though understanding people and conveying emotions is second-nature to me.

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