One other thing my MFA program has done for me is force me to step outside of my box. I had never really written a story from the male perspective, and I finally tried it out over the last month during one of my fiction courses. It actually went well. The story was originally told from the female's perspective, but it sounded one thousand times better in a male voice. I'm also writing with different POV's. I'm really enjoying learning about the craft, and how many ways a story can be told. Plus, the deadlines force me to write. I have no choice but to buckle down and sit behind my computer until the work is done.
An MFA may not land you a solid career as a writer, but it definitely has its benefits.
Below is a link to the Writer's Digest article if you're interested. What do you think? Should writers get an MFA?
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Posted by Racquel Henry Friday, June 4, 2010 at 2:42 PM