What happens when writing isn’t fun anymore?

For some time now, I have been feeling like writing fiction is a chore instead of my escape.  I used to be able to just sit for hours and enjoy writing. I used to look forward to writing fictional stories. Have I gotten lazy? Somewhere between finishing my Master’s in Creative Writing and trying to [...]

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Some things are hard to write about.

"Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to." ― Sylvia Plath

Does a writer need an MFA degree?

There has always been a debate about this topic. Does a writer need an MFA degree? The answer is NO. You don’t need one and you don’t need an MFA to get an agent or to get published. But the MFA or MA in Creative Writing brings various things to the table, and can open [...]

Why Do You Write?

The thing with writing is that you must find your voice and reveal who you are. Who are you and why are you writing? What are you trying to tell the world? Why should we read anything you write? What is your purpose? Are you writing to entertain, inspire, or simply to inform? Are you holding [...]