READER TESTIMONIALS FOR THE PORTABLE MFA
"I read your book and thought it was great! I found the different chapters not only helpful and informative, but cohesive and a pleasure to read. I would recommend this book to my writing colleagues with enthusiasm! E. W-B, PhD, New York
"I'm reading your book The Portable MFA in Creative Writing and enjoying it. I'm in an MFA program: Whidbey Writers Workshop, a low-residency program about to begin its third semester, and accredited by the state of Washington. Whidbey is an island in Puget Sound. Last semester the writing instructor did pretty much all of 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7, in your list of flaws. Your description of the 'flaws' in workshop leaders validated my experience in the semester just past (my first). I've begun working on the 'assignments' in the fiction chapter. The examples are very helpful. I am ignorant about mainstream fiction, so I just came back from our local bookstore with Edith Wharton's book and Coetzee's books you list at the end of the chapter. Than you for writing the book. I hope you sell Millions. P.A., WA
I have an unsolicited plug for the new book, THE PORTABLE MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING (from Writer's Digest books), co-authored by Charles Salzberg, his colleague Tim Tomlinson, and others. I am just delving into it and finding it very worthwhile. Available on Amazon and bookstores widely. S.P., Nashville, TN.
I just wanted to send a quick word or two about THE PORTABLE
MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING. I read it over the weekend, and it is really
terrific. I usually don't like books about writing but I really appreciated
the subtlety and humor in your fiction section. I attended the University
of Colorado's Master's program in creative writing, and
I am enjoying your Portable MFA. The book has a lot of truth in it. I like your examples about getting started on exercises and will try one. It's amazing that after all these years you still captured your outrage at the MFA's inadequacies. --TGC, New Jersey
I received the 'Portable MFA' and I love it. I have
'Writing Fiction' by Janet Burroway which covers the undergrad material
and now I have the graduate material. Yey! It goes with me everywhere.