Lately I've seen more than one solid writer hesitate because of the lack of a degree. Although I'm eternally grateful for the opportunity I had to get my own degree, and I feel it strengthened my writing, I recognize that a degree isn't absolutely necessary for a successful career in freelancing.
What are your thoughts on formal education? Do you believe in the School of Hard Knocks? Have you had a discussion on your own writer's blog you'd like to link? Please do share with your fellow writers!
Meanwhile, read up on the need (or not) for a writing degree.
As always, best of luck!