On this week’s DIY MFA episode, Gabriela Pereira hosts image consultant Kathleen Audet on the show. In this information-packed interview, they discuss two different ways that image and appearance play into a writer’s work. On one hand, you can use specific details to bring your characters to life on the page, and use image-related techniques to better understand your characters.
On a deeper level, however, image also applies to an author’s career and the importance of first impressions. When you learn some basic concepts around clothing and appearance, you better align how you present yourself on the outside with who you are on the inside.
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Here’s a secret no one ever tells you. The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts) boils down to one simple formula:
Writing + Reading + Community = MFA
This means that to create a do-it-yourself version of the MFA, all you need to do is: write with focus, read with purpose, and build your community. Read on to learn more or use the menu above to explore each category. We’ve also highlighted some key DIY MFA articles below to help you get started.