Off Topic: My Thoughts on Pursuing an MFA

At long last I’m returning to the blog after a summer (and then some) of, well, screwing around. In this post, I expand on some remarks I made in answer to a column in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “M.F.A. Fever.” The column takes up the challenges of advising students who seem to have…

Craft Note: How I Hit the Reset Button to Clear My Mind for Writing

I've heard some writers complain (and I've been one of them) that after a day at work they find it almost impossible to write. In particular, I've heard writers like me--those who hold down day jobs as writers and editors--lament that after a day of writing or editing, the last thing they want to do…