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DIY MFA Episode 138: Writing By Numbers— Interview with Ben Blatt

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This week, Gabriela Pereira hosts Ben Blatt on the show. Ben is the author of the No. 1 Amazon bestseller, Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve and in this interview he and Gabriela tackle major writing questions like: Which authors use the most adverbs? Do men and women write differently? Have books gotten dumber over time? What makes for an excellent opening sentence? ABOUT DIY MFA: 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…

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