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Clench Million

Mar 24, 2006, 2:43 PM

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Re: [curiouskate] U.S. News and Worst Report

curiousskate, I'm just thinking through issues which I feel a lot of ambiguity towards. You seem to have missed most of what I was actually saying, but there is no need to pretend I'm attracted to some type of ruthless programs others aren't. I'm sure I applied to most of the same programs everyone else did.

I just find it more rewarding and helpful to tackle these issues in a practical and honest way, instead of spouting a bunch of empty platitudes like "great art comes from being honest with yourself."

People should be less worried with the "attitudes" of potential classmates than with the quality. These are people whose work you are going to read and who are going to be critiquing and helping you along. If your fellow classmates don't have high quality work, a good part of your MFA experience has been a waste. I double majored in creative writing and something else undergrad. Most of my classmates couldn't critique or write. They didn't help me grow as a writer in the least (my teachers were another matter). If a bad MFA program is filled with similar students, I can't imagine it would be worth going.

(This post was edited by Clench Million on Mar 24, 2006, 2:58 PM)

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Post edited by Clench Million (Enthusiast) on Mar 24, 2006, 2:44 PM
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