The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) will offer a minor in creative writing beginning in fall 2016. The option of the minor is available only to undergraduates whereas graduate students may receive a creative writing MFA. There is also a combined MFA/MA in Creative writing and literature available. The requirements for the new creative writing […]
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Failing is a harsh word and failure in general is something that most people fear. And yet, failure happens to everyone in some shape or form. You might find that there is actually power in failure. Perhaps we need to rethink our relationship with failure and look at it for what it really is…an opportunity […]
Antioch University Santa Barbara will launch its MFA program this winter. AUSB is a private, nonprofit undergraduate and graduate institution. The Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Contemporary Media (MFA) academic program is said to meet the needs of professional communicators.
University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Review is gearing up for its fifth issue, which will be published in the Summer of 2016. Founded in 2013 by students and alumni of USM’s Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA program, the journal is gaining readership and popularity with more submissions to the latest issue than any previously.
Clive Thompson wrote in Wired Magazine about how our language has changed due to electronics. He calls it a social shift in writing as smart phones and dictation apps automatically make our writing more casual. Furthermore, voice dictation software is becoming more widely used and also contributes to this casual prose phenomenon. A recent study […]
Want to get on your readers’ good side? Then take note of two rules to avoid in your writing. It’s what I like to refer to as the naughty list and if a word appears on it, then it has no place in your quality fiction. Avoid “ly” words – adverbs Try to avoid adverbs. […]