The MFA Life

It’s not official yet, but I did apply to an MFA program. And for the record, I can’t hear MFA without thinking Mafia Family Associates–so thanks NPR.

I’m excited about it. And I’m sure you’re wondering why I would want to go back to school after being in school for so long and I have to say I like what an MFA program has to offer. Plus, I like that having an MFA opens up my job opportunities to teach creative writing and not just composition. I didn’t like taking composition classes why would I want to teach them?

But more on the program, which connects you to published authors and publishing professionals. I still want to work in publishing and I still want to be a published author. So it’s a win win for me.

The added bonus of course is that my writing will improve even more. And hey-maybe I’ll stop posting blogs with typos. Ha, ha, ha yeah right.

Oh, so many things are happening for me right now, and I couldn’t be happier. Well, enough blogging for today (maybe), I have a book to finish.

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her masterโ€™s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessicaโ€™s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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