Yup, that’s right! I have not one, but TWO new DIY MFA articles to share with you this week! 😉
First, My Experience with and Tips on “Honoring Your Reality”
For my regularly scheduled column, I’m taking a break from literary themes to talk about “honoring your reality.” It’s a term that DIY MFA founder Gabriela Pereira uses to describe the need for maintaining a balance between one’s writing life and real-life responsibilities. But as many writers know, achieving this balance is easier said than done. So this week, I’m sharing my experience with the challenges of honoring one’s reality, as well as some tips that both reinforce and expand on Gabriela’s teachings.
I’m really proud of how this post turned out, especially since it’s also very personal, so I hope that readers will find it helpful, too. So, click here to read “Seven Steps to Honoring Your Reality.”
Second, a #5onFri Post on the Iceland Writers Retreat
So I mentioned last week that I had some articles about the Iceland Writers Retreat in the works… And the first one went live on Friday! For DIY MFA’s weekly #5onFri series, I shared five reasons why writers should consider attending the retreat in the future. The post doesn’t go too in-depth about the trip, but it offers just enough to give you an idea of what the retreat is like and how writers can benefit craft-wise as well as from a cultural and personal perspective.
As always, feel free to comment on the DIY MFA articles (I try to check comments when I have a chance) and share the links on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. In the meantime, I hope you’re having a great week so far!