• DIY MFA prompt: A Book that Changed My Life

                    I need to go to the bookstore! I’m out of informational books to read. So, when I am stuck in a place like this, I turn to the DIY MFA website to read articles to learn me some knowledge (and possibly find suggestions on more books to buy!).                 As I perused through several […]

  • DIY MFA Book Prompt

    Use Description to Reflect Emotion *Describe the way a character sees a room. Three separate occasions with the character in different states of mind. The mood influences how they see the room* -The room: The Kitchen- Mood 1: Being chased by someone and is terrified                 Shana dashed into the kitchen. Looking over her shoulder, […]

  • DIY MFA Book Club Prompts

    I’ve gotten a little behind on the book club prompts, but only because I had to honor my reality for a bit. We just moved into a new house, and that takes up a lot of your free time. Especially when I didn’t have any time off from the day job to get things done. […]

  • DIY MFA Prompt

                    I’ve spent some time perusing old DIY MFA articles again and came across a few writing prompts. What are my writing successes for last year? The post was all about being able to physically measure your success and achievements. Solid numbers make a big difference instead of just “Oh, I wrote a draft of […]

  • DIY MFA Prompt: The Name Game

    Prompt: Pick first and last name from the provided list. Answer a few character questions. Begin a scene with the provided line of dialogue (You think you know what it’s like, but you don’t) and write until you fill the page. DIY MFA Name Game * “You think you know what it’s like, but you […]

  • DIY MFA writing prompt

    The article from February 2012 asks “When did your love affair with writing begin?” When I was around seven years old, my little sister wanted me to tell her a story. I could have just picked one off the shelf to read her, but something made me want to write one instead. I had a […]

  • DIY MFA

    Continuing on my journey with this amazing website. I’ve subscribed to the podcast and have been listening to it on my drive to and from work everyday. I’ve also gotten a few more articles in on my reading. So that brings us to… Progress Report • What obstacles have you faced over the past year? […]

  • DIY MFA

    Recently I was reading a post by my favorite blogger, Kristen Lamb, and I clicked the link for DIY MFA. I feel like a giant nerd for getting so excited about what I read on the website, but I guess if the glasses fit. So, I click to the very first post so I can start […]