Monthly Archives: October 2011

Why an MFA program… why now?  It’s true, I’m not the typical candidate. But then I’ve never been the typical anything. I started writing for children’s television in animation and at that time, there were less than 5 women animation writers. It was the boys’ club stronghold in TV. This is probably because most (not all) but most animation writers were card-carrying geeks. They were conversant in comic books from day one… they were cartoon-o-philes… they were gag-specialists. And listen, I mean no disrespect. They were GOOD. I was just someone who wanted to write. I don’t know why they … Continue reading

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There is a saying among sales people — A.B.C. or always be closing. Survival in an MFA program equates to A.B.R or always be reading. Currently, my survival is three books going at once. An audiobook, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater which I listen to while working out. The good news is that guarantees 5 or 6 workouts because I don’t spend that much time in the car. Then I always have a book that I’m reading on my Kindle — these days I’m checking them out from the library which is so easy and useful. Currently it’s The Truth About Forever by Sarah … Continue reading

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