I miss being in school.
Weird, right? Alas, it's true. Learning new things just makes my brain tingle in that oh-so-good way. Not to mention acquiring new skills and honing old ones.
For the past few months, I've toyed with the idea of applying for a Master's program in English or creative writing, but my life simply will not accommodate going back to school.
When I stumbled across iggi & gabbi's four-week DIYMFA, I started thinking--why not create my own "MFA" program? I know what I want to learn, and I know there are books that teach it.
Each week consists of three categories: reading a new book on the craft of writing, reading a work of fiction, and writing. Though I'm just beginning Week 3, I already feel more knowledgeable.
Lucky for me, Gabbi decided to create a web-home for the DIYMFA-ers here, where we can share what we're doing and support each other as we learn.
So help a girl out--add to the books on my MFA to-be-read pile. What fiction book (romance, or otherwise) has beautifully crafted prose? What is your go-to book on advancing your writing?
Currently reading: Lion's Bride (Iris Johansen), The Art and Craft of Writing (Nancy Lamb)