into the nanten jay swansonIn this episode, Gabriela Pereira interviews vlogger and author Jay Swanson. They discuss Into the Nanten, the first ever real-time internet novel and talk about the challenges and joys of sharing your creative work across different media. Jay shares different creative strategies, why they worked (or didn’t) and how he has refined his artistic approach over time. For more detailed show notes, visit



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.