creating character arcs k.m. weilandThis week, Gabriela Pereira interviews author K.M. Weiland about creating strong character arcs. They discuss the three types of character arcs, how to recognize each one, and craft it for maximum effect, plus how to fix a story that has no arc. They also talk about why theme is an essential element in a story, and how to use it well. For more info, go to


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.