Saturday, April 14, 2018

Road to Grad: MFA or MA?

Right now I am at a fork in the road and a girl does not know what to do. In the fall, I will be joining a graduate program to earn a degree for creative writing. However, I do not know if I should join one that will end with a MFA or MA. For a long time (too long) I did not know the difference between the two degrees, and felt that a MFA was more towards students venturing in actual arts such as painting, acting and music. However according to “For example, a creative writing MFA is qualified to work in any job position in which non-journalistic writing is required – for example, at a magazine or advertising agency, or even as a self-employed creative writer. As MA programs tends to be stepping stones, the prospects for the graduating MA student emerge from the open spots at doctoral programs in the field. Oftentimes MA students are able to stay on at the university from which they’ve received their degree and study for their doctorate.” The issue with this is that at some point I would love to maybe teach in higher education, it’s interesting and if I get to a program I am looking at my PH.D will be free! As the time dwindles on I have to make a choice but I will and I am just thankful for everything that is happening in my life. So be prepared to discover more with me on …

The Road to Grad!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Camp NaNoWriMo 2018 - April

Every April, I participate in Camp NaNoWriMo and usually I spend the time revising a novel but this time I am going to set out to write another novel! Why not give myself a challenge? Most of the time my friends and I join a cabin but this year I am thinking about venturing out into a public one!

Here is some info about the “Camp”

Camp NaNoWriMo is your virtual writing retreat. Every April and July, take four weeks to embrace your creativity and dive into your next great writing project.

At Camp, you can:

1.     Tackle any writing project, novel or not. Are you revising your next draft? Preparing to write the next great musical, a la Lin Manuel Miranda? Penning a collection of poems? Camp is fertile ground.

2.     Set your own writing goal. Warm up for 50K by setting a word-count goal of 25,000. Or track hours, lines, or pages… whatever works for you.

3.     Find your own, personal writing group. At Camp NaNoWriMo, you can be sorted into a public cabin with writers according to your preferences, or create a private cabin for you and your already-established writing buddies.

You can message me anytime! Name is Phoenix.Trinity and I will be checking in from time to time. 

That was from a post I wrote about a year ago and it still stands true to what I said.  It has been a while since I have felt inspired to write a series, or even a large story not meant for class. It is true what they say that once you start doing something you love for a degree on some level you tend to dislike it. This Camp NaNo, I am searching fort that inspiration and re-reading some of my favorite books, Harry Potter, FanGirl, Embrace. Which I recommend that everyone reads at some point in their life!

Happy Writings!