So, you've implemented writing deadlines, and now, after meeting them for a while, you have a piece you're (maybe a bit tremulously) ready to show to someone else. But who? Who should read these tender words you’ve labored so arduously…
A writer who doesn’t write isn’t a writer at all. A dreamer, perhaps. A planner. But not a writer. So, how do you hold yourself accountable? Deadlines.
Writers make the time. Simple as that. If you’re a writer, you write. If you’re not a writer, feel free to switch on the television or grab the newspaper.
You may find it enjoyable to flop down on the sofa to read fluff and puff, but this is your MFA. These authors are your professors, so choose them wisely.
Now that you've decided to go the DIY MFA route, it's time to get down to specifics. There are a few types of customized MFAs. Which is right for you?
A customized MFA is tailored to you, your life, your abilities and your aspirations. It takes into account every facet of your life: your time, your money, your brain's ability to focus, your interests, your reading and writing styles – everything.