REEEEEEE

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About REEEEEEE

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  • Location
    LA
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    creative writing
  1. Fall MFA 2018

    Thanks! I'll probably apply for Syracuse, Brown, Boston University, NYU, and Cornell.
  2. Fall MFA 2018

    I may apply to Syracuse as well, I've never been there but now I'm curious. Why does it make you feel it's so awful?
  3. Fall MFA 2018

    Thanking for offering helps for us. In terms of writing samples(for fiction), do you think it's better to submit the beginning pages of a novel or a collection of 2/3 shorts? Thanks!
  4. Fall MFA 2018

    I love Saunder's article! Who doesn't want teachers like that? But yea, the least thing I want is overly competitive survival mode place... It seems like your program provides with a lot freedom in terms of choosing the courses by instructors. I heard a lot programs only accept a small group of writers so that basically they have the same classes, teachers and surely same cohort all 2-3 years. I mean it could be great time to make life long friendship but it could be disaster if things go wrong. I totally agree with what you said about "workshop story", it actually reminds me of my experience in London when I was studying in a film school. Most filmmakers there go for the very specific artistic type of film.(code for drama, dull but well-shot, realistic story in which nothing much happens...) The vibe of mentality thinking mainstream/genre films are inferior really bothers me because they're simply different. But my concern is if I submit my writing sample as stories with paranormal element/fantasy/mystery thriller style, I wouldn't get a chance. It's difficult to tell which authors are stylistically similar to mine since I'm still trying to figure my voice out. Maybe Stephen King, Daphne du Maurier(Rebecca) and Neil Gaiman.
  5. Fall MFA 2018

    Thank you! I'm now less concerned about that. Will focus on finishing the writing samples.
  6. Fall MFA 2018

    Thank you so much! Much appreciated! I read the article you posted, it's really interesting to read the process of how a writer started his journey to publish his first book. If you don't mind, could you please share a bit of your own workshop experience as well? I actually took one creative writing course of a pretty famous extension school, but it was a bit unease as I was the only person who wrote non literary type of story that during the critique at workshops, I feel they're leading me toward their type regardless the genre I was writing. I guess it was the isolation out of others made me hesitate to apply for MFA just to fear it might end up similar situations I had before.
  7. Fall MFA 2018

    https://the-artifice.com/genre-fiction-university-writing-programs/
  8. Fall MFA 2018

    Read an interesting article about genre fiction in MFA. Any opinion on it?
  9. Fall MFA 2018

    I know, I actually get a lot questions that make me pretty hesitate to even apply for any. But yea thank you for the prof issue. I saw previous years some applied for more than 10 schools... that's really a lot application fees, if some school you know you wouldn't take the offer then there's no need to give a try. I guess my current major concern is that I heard a lot MFA programs prefer literary writing/serious literature and go against those genre/non literary works, so I'd like to know if any programs are actually ok with all sort of writing, thriller, mystery or even horror... I read it some where that Brown prefers more experimental, what about others? any idea on preference of any programs?
  10. Fall MFA 2018

    It's a new season for applying MFA! I didn't find a post about 2018 programs so I started one here. Any thoughts/questions are welcomed to discuss together. I just started to consider applying MFA in creative writing for the next year, but immediately overwhelmed by the numbers of schools provided such programs. I feel I have difficulties in narrowing down to under 5. My current question: is it totally ok to ask recommendation letters for maybe about 6-8 schools? Both professors I'm about to ask help I haven't talked with like almost a year... Feel very burdened to ask help if I'm about to ask his letters go for 8 schools. Thanks.