MFA in Creative Writing Applicants

Writing about yourself can be hard, even for writers.

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Even writers can dread working on the graduate personal statement! My MFA personal statement help provides connections between creative writing craft and the specific needs of graduate applications.

As a graduate of a fully-funded MFA program (Boise State University), I am aware and sympathetic to the plight of pursuing an arts career. The MFA degree is quickly becoming the new gateway for many writing opportunities and is often seen as a marker of a serious writer. While I do not believe (nor want) these statements to be true across the board, it is understandable why so many fiction writers, poets, and creative non-fiction writers go through the lengthy MFA process with the hope of landing one of the coveted fully-funded spots.

I cannot say that having a stellar personal statement will give you a better chance at obtaining this degree. Unlike other graduate programs, and perhaps your own undergraduate experiences, the personal statement or statement of purpose for the MFA application is an afterthought unless the committee likes your writing sample.

With all of this in mind, I am offering a special discount on personal statement editing.  In exchange, I only ask that you provide a testimonial quote for my business and share my website with your network. If this deal appeals to you, please book a 30 minute free consultation and then let me know what you feel you are struggling with on your personal statement. From there, I will arrange a link to your discounted service. 

If you are interested in having a professional critique of your writing sample, please make a note in the client form.

Best of luck with your applications, and no matter the outcome, keep writing!

Some promises… 

  • My ultimate goal is to assist people in discovering how they best learn. I will accomplish this by helping each person develop the skills needed to achieve their best educational or writing outcome.
  • I will provide honest feedback in the form of positive praise and/or constructive suggestions to clients I serve in a manner beneficial to their overall learning.
  • I will respect and be sensitive to students’ cultural background and personal value system, keeping in mind their personal dignity.
  • I recognize I will not have answers to every question asked. Therefore, I will seek assistance in finding answers to clients’ questions and/or directing the student to “how” and “where” appropriate resources are for the information needed.
  • I will maintain accurate records of client sessions and keep information about all clients I work with confidential unless they grant me permission to share some or part of their story.

Influences for this philosophy statement include The National Tutoring Association’s Code of Ethics.

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