Feb 26, 2010, 4:26 AM
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This is my very first post. I'm a fairly new writer, young writer. I'm thinking about eventually applying for an MFA program. The logical progression seems to be attain a bs/ba/b-whatever, then apply for MFA. Some take a few years off to live life, attain experience, break a few hearts, have their heart broken a few times, then apply for an MFA. But whether you apply right out of undergrad or after a few years hiatus from school your writing level is not quite on par with anyone elses.
my question is: where along my learning arc should i apply for a MFA program? how polish does my writing have to be before I trouble myself with collecting LOR, writing essays, taking the GRE in preparation for applying for an MFA program? basically, at what level should my writing be to make me competitive for an MFA program? when? when should i apply?