DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community

September 8, 2019 - Comment

Get the Knowledge Without the College! You are a writer. You dream of sharing your words with the world, and you’re willing to put in the hard work to achieve success. You may have even considered earning your MFA, but for whatever reason–tuition costs, the time commitment, or other responsibilities–you’ve never been able to do

Get the Knowledge Without the College!

You are a writer. You dream of sharing your words with the world, and you’re willing to put in the hard work to achieve success. You may have even considered earning your MFA, but for whatever reason–tuition costs, the time commitment, or other responsibilities–you’ve never been able to do it. Or maybe you’ve been looking for a self-guided approach so you don’t have to go back to school.

This book is for you.

DIY MFA is the do-it-yourself alternative to a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. By combining the three main components of a traditional MFA–writing, reading, and community–it teaches you how to craft compelling stories, engage your readers, and publish your work.

Inside you’ll learn how to:Set customized goals for writing and learning.Generate ideas on demand.Outline your book from beginning to end.Breathe life into your characters.Master point of view, voice, dialogue, and more.Read with a “writer’s eye” to emulate the techniques of others.Network like a pro, get the most out of writing workshops, and submit your work successfully.Writing belongs to everyone–not only those who earn a degree. With DIY MFA, you can take charge of your writing, produce high-quality work, get published, and build a writing career.

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Anonymous says:

An Excellent Guide that Will Rearrange Your Writing Habits This was a book about exactly what the title suggests: putting yourself through your own MFA course so that you can become a better, more excellent writer. Pereira broke the book into three different sections focusing on writing, reading and community—which are all considered essential pieces of an actual MFA program. She takes readers through a flash course on writing well, then moves them through how to read as a writer and then takes them on a journey to building an author platform, crafting…

Anonymous says:

Ten of Ten/HIGHLY recommend! If I could, I would give this book many more than five stars. It was one of the very best books I have EVER read on the craft of writing. It far exceeded my expectations. I began this book as I do all books on the craft of writing with hope for something new to glean from the author. I was NOT prepared for the wealth of knowledge that poured from the pages of this book. To say I am a fan, HUGE understatement. Gabriella Pereira is a gifted writer and teacher. I took copious notes during the…

Anonymous says:

Everything you would learn in an MFA program (condensed) DIYMFA is witty and insightful. Gabriela Pereira takes complex techniques and makes them accessible. The book is broken into carefully planned sections and provides exercises to cement and practice the craft. Orientation: helps you think like a writer and develop a regular writing practice. Write with Focus: dives into the creation of a book or short story, providing valuable secrets and breaking down familiar stories so you can see how it is done in different examples. There is even a chapter…

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