Alternatives to creative writing mfa




Recently, Jason Boog at GalleyCat ran a feature on 5 alternatives to a creative writing MFA, which made us consider the costs and benefits of investing in a degree that may not be worth the paper ...


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 · Cheap, Distance Learning Alternatives to an MFA in Creative Writing 05/11/2015 04:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017 I've known for the past year of so that I would have a special opportunity coming up in my life.


If your goal is being a better writer — and not a teacher of writing, or some other benefit of having a master’s — then an MFA program is a very inefficient and costly way to become a better writer. Some students in the program will be dawdlers. S...


Five Alternatives To a Creative Writing MFA. 1. Start a writing group. 2. Take online courses from Mediabistro and other sites. 3. Join a low-residency creative writing program. 4. Enroll in ...


Posts about alternatives to MFA written by Rachel Marie Stone. Skip to content. alternatives to MFA If You Can’t Drop Everything (+$30,000-60,000) for an MFA in Writing. Posted on October 22, 2013 October 20, 2013 by Rachel Marie Stone. Interested in doing an MFA in Creative Writing, but not sure you have the time/funds/ability to swing it?


The scoop on MFA writing programs with an emphasis on low Residency & International programs. Including interdisciplinary and screen writing. All are welcome, current, former, and future MFA students.


It was a fantastic experience, but an expensive one, too. Here’s my take on the main benefits of the MA, and alternative ways you might go about achieving them. The simple and obvious truth is that you do not need a creative writing MA (or MFA, as it’s generally known in the States) to be a writer.


An Alternative to the Blunt Force Trauma of the MFA Writing Centers of America, ... The majority of our instructors are local writers who are not employed in creative writing faculty positions. These writers have day jobs as lecturers, ... What are your thoughts on MFA programs vs. writing centers?


Genre Writing in MFA Programs. Most MFA programs focus on literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. While these are noble areas of literature, they cover only a tiny slice of the wide and diverse world of writing. Heaven forbid a writer in a traditional MFA program produces something commercial—or worse, genre fiction.


In recent years, PhDs in Creative Writing have emerged as an opportunity for creative writers to gain some purchase in the academic world. With the emergence of these programs, the MFA is no longer a …