Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One – Books – The Stranger

Posted: April 29, 2015 in graffiti living, links
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Ryan Boudinot, former MFA Writing tutor and executive director of Seattle City of Literature, shits on MFA Writing Programs and most of his former students.

For the most part, MFA students who choose to write memoirs are narcissists using the genre as therapy. They want someone to feel sorry for them, and they believe that the supposed candor of their reflective essay excuses its technical faults. Just because you were abused as a child does not make your inability to stick with the same verb tense for more than two sentences any more bearable. In fact, having to slog through 500 pages of your error-riddled student memoir makes me wish you had suffered more.

via Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One – Books – The Stranger.

What the actual fuck? I don’t even. Etc.

Read the whole piece to see if there’s any writing advice worth following.

I’d like your comments on his writing advice — not his obviously offensive bullshit.

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Comments
  1. RAFrenzy says:

    He’s letting out his inner jerk?

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