An MFA won’t produce writing
February 13, 2008
My brother Bob sent along this link from Salon.com. In a letter to the site’s advice columnist, a recent MFA grad struggles with the task of getting the words onto the page after attaining an MFA.
Read the Cary Tennis column here
Graduation from an MFA program leaves a writer with plenty of bad critique habits, the need to stay within that MFA style, and sometimes no better writing discipline than when they were accepted.
Better just to keep on writing. An auto-didactic approach, to get specific.