Honestly, anyone can be a writer. Anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, neurosurgeon, hair stylist, janitor, parent, pastor, student, financial analyst, teacher, or firefighter. You have a story to tell. But in order to get your story down on paper (or nowadays, on our digital devices) and to the masses, you need to have all six of these qualities.
Earning an MFA in Creative Writing is a great accomplishment. It could definitely help you advance in your writing career. You learn skills you may not have known before. You interact with other aspiring writers who share the same ideas, passions, and struggles. You realize how you can change your story for the better. Overall, learning and development will always be part of a writer’s journey, and an MFA in Creative Writing can get you on that path. Yet, that path is not the only surefire way of becoming a successful writer ―and here’s why. Continue reading