Hope you all had a great week. I started teaching this week and next week I'll take on an additional class, so things have been busy busy busy. But that's the way I like things to be, so it's all good. How about you? How has your week been?
Before I get to the recap, I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to our two guest-post authors this week. Michelle and Merrilee both wrote wonderful posts and shared their insights on various aspects of the creative process. You guys are great. Thank you!
Recap of this Week in DIY MFA:
Saturday: Guest Post: Michelle Davidson Argyle Discusses Self-Publishing
Michelle shares her experiences in self-publishing CINDERS.
Also, the winner of the CINDERS giveaway is... *drum roll*... J.C. Martin. Thank you to everyone who participated by leaving comments, and congrats to our winner! J.C. Martin please email me your mailing info so that I can send you your copy of CINDERS.
Sunday: Guest Post: Merrilee Faber Writes About Creative Revision
Merrilee gives some fabulous tips on how to make revision part of the creative process.
Monday: Writing About Individual Works
How to use our writing to expand our understanding of what we read. In particular, ways to make the most of reviews and response essays.
Tuesday: Choosing the Right Conference
Choosing which conference to attend can be tricky, but if you know what you want to get out of the conference, it makes the choice much easier.
Wednesday: Technical Tips for Writing Dialogue
iggi and I provided a dialogue sample, then I ripped it apart pointing out all the mistakes. What mistakes can you find?
Thursday: Taking Critique
Some tips for helping to ease the sting of rough critiques.
Don't Forget: There's still time to register for iggi U. Check out the iggi U tab for more information or to catch up on previous posts. If you register, you automatically get entered in the DIY MFA contest.
And one more thing... As we make our way into our last week of this DIY MFA extrabloganza, I've already started mulling over where DIY MFA should go next. I'd love to hear from all of you:
- Which "classes" have been the most useful?
- What would you like to see more of?
- Any other ideas of things you'd like to see in DIY MFA after September?