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DIY MFA by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Gabriela Pereira

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Chapter 1

Discover the DIY MFA Mind-Set

Welcome to DIY MFA! I am thrilled to share these tools and techniques that will help you get the “knowledge without the college.” Before we begin, let’s go over some core aspects of the DIY MFA philosophy. While you can skip around with the later chapters, I recommend reading this chapter first, as it will give you a strong foundation for everything that follows.

What Is DIY MFA?

DIY MFA is the do-it-yourself alternative to a master’s degree in writing. DIY stands for “do-it-yourself” and MFA is short for “Master of Fine Arts,” the graduate degree for creative writing. The goal of this book is to give you structure and techniques so you can re-create that MFA experience in your own writing life without ...

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