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Ever wish you could get the inside scoop on what MFA programs are looking for in applicants? Author Elizabeth McCracken has served on MFA juries and seen first-hand the applications that make the grade. Her Twitter page includes numerous tips for aspiring writers. Top three include: Make your writing sample shine. Short stories trump excerpts from
Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) announced that Melissa Hammerle will become the College’s new MFA in Writing program director. Hammerle is a writer, educator, and administrator with a strong background in higher education and the literary world. Hammerle previously directed the Creative Writing program at New York University (NYU) from 1997-2006. She
If a book is "formulaic," meaning that the plot and characters are those that we've seen too many times before, chances are the reviews won't be stellar and sales will be dismal. Yet, because we are all exposed to the same stimuli, it's hard to think of new scenarios. One of the best ways to encourage your plot to soar into new directions is by ensuring that