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Blog Post by Bob Mustin - Sep.16.2011 - 6:45 am
This re-post reminds me of a couple of things pertaining to creative writing and the development of writers.
- You gotta serve an apprenticeship of some sort if you're writing's to be competitive.
- The apprenticehip is gonna cost - whether it's in an MFA program, life experience, or critique groups.
- Find a mentor!
- From what I have in my own experiential pocket, and from what I glean from other writers, an apprenticeship - academic and time developing your writing - will likely take a decade.
You’re The Man Now, Dog
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. ”
—ERNEST HEMINGWAY, New York Journal-American, Jul. 11, 1961
I've been a North Carolina Writers Network writer-in-residence at Peace College under Doris Betts' guiding hand. In the early '90s, I was the editor of a small literary journal,The Rural Sophisticate, based in Georgia. My work has appeared in The...
Causes Bob Mustin Supports
Native American culture. Education. Creative writing.
Bob’s Favorite Books
The Garden of Eden Waiting For The Barbarians War and Peace Saturday Our Lady Of The Forest Atticus