A Creative Writing MFA Is Not For Everyone

I’m certain every serious writer, regardless of age or day job, has at one time or another contemplated getting their Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Why wouldn’t you? It’s so alluring to the serious writer: a 2-3 year commitment to producing work while up against hard deadlines, tough critics, and countless reading assignments. I myself received an MFA in 2014 from St. Mary’s College of California, located in the Bay Area. Now an agent, I can’t deny that my time as a student certainly helped hone and shape my literary taste, style, and knowledge. It not only furthered my career through invaluable teaching and writing experience but also instilled a deeper appreciation for the literary scene and business. Continue reading