The Portable MFA in Creative Writing [NOOK Book]

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Get the core knowledge of a prestigious MFA education without the tuition.


Have you always wanted to get an MFA, but couldn't because of the cost, time commitment, or admission requirements? Well now you can fulfill that dream without having to devote tons of money or time. The Portable MFA gives you all of the essential information you would learn in the MFA program in one book. Covering fiction, memoirs, personal essays, magazine articles, ...

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The Portable MFA in Creative Writing

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Overview

Get the core knowledge of a prestigious MFA education without the tuition.


Have you always wanted to get an MFA, but couldn't because of the cost, time commitment, or admission requirements? Well now you can fulfill that dream without having to devote tons of money or time. The Portable MFA gives you all of the essential information you would learn in the MFA program in one book. Covering fiction, memoirs, personal essays, magazine articles, poetry, and playwriting, this book provides you with:


Inspiration and tips on revision, stamina, and productivity

Clear instruction on the craft behind the art

Detailed reading lists to expand your literary horizons

Exercises to improve your writing endeavors


By heeding the advice in The Portable MFA, you will gain the wisdom and experience of some of today's greatest teachers, all for the price of a book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582976945
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 4/29/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 267,928
  • File size: 589 KB

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    highly recommended

    This is a wonderful overview of all aspects of writing. The book is dense with information on techniques, examples and exercises. I find myself going back to it over and over. As an example, the Fiction chapter overviews all the main types of dialogue: direct, indirect, stylized, asynchronous with examples of each. I have both the ebook and paperback versions. The ebook is well-formatted and nice to have to take with you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2006

    The Best in a Crowded Field

    New York Writers Workshop's PORTABLE MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING is the single best book I've seen about the craft writing, and about the murky world of the MFA. If you aspire to write, the book covers the basics for beginners and it offers a challenge for more advanced writers of everything from fiction and poetry to plays and non- fiction. And if you're wondering about the value of the MFA degree, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of the pros and cons. This is an essential title.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Great read

    This book was incredibly helpful. It's easy to read and I loved that there's a suggested reading list at the end

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

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    Thank you

    This book was helpful. I learned alot.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Works for What is Wanted

    This book was bought to be a source for a research paper. It has served that purpose well.

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