Yo Ho Yo Ho A Writer’s Life For Me

Posted: September 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
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It’s all about the writing. Go to class, write. Go home, write, read some required readings, write immediately after. Write, write. Right? That’s a typical day for an MFA’er, and that’s what it should be: Action. Because that’s the only way to get better and, well, that’s why I’m here. All three of the courses I’m taking this semester—Intro to Graduate Studies, Screenwriting, and Short Fiction—have heavy reading loads. But all of that reading is the only way to lay a sturdy foundation to write better. It’s not just to learn technique, and reading isn’t always for learning. Often it serves as inspiration. See something you like in a short story? Try doing it yourself! How about something you can’t stand? See if you can do it better! So far in my young experience here, that’s what these classes do: give you a constant supply of gas for your creative tank. I leave every class with no less than 50 pages of new material to go over. With three classes like that, it’s pretty tough to not find something to write about. Just keep writing, just keep writing. That’s MFA life here, and that’s how it should be. It’s a pleasure to be aboard!

-Mike

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