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‘Portable MFA in Creative Writing’ eBook Currently Free

The eBook version of the New York Writers Workshop’s Portable MFA in Creative Writing is currently free on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble. It’s a great value for any writer during these tough economic times.

Check it out: “Get the core knowledge of a prestigious MFA education without the tuition. Have you always wanted to get an MFA, but couldn’t because of the cost, time commitment, or admission requirements? Well now you can fulfill that dream.”

We know that for many of our readers, the student loan debt load for a creative writing MFA would be unrealistic in this ongoing recession. Earlier this year, we collected five alternatives to creative writing programs–add your suggestions and commentary in the comments section.

Five Alternatives To a Creative Writing MFA

1. Start a writing group.
2. Take online courses from Mediabistro and other sites.
3. Join a low-residency creative writing program.
4. Enroll in community college writing courses.
5. Join an online writing community.
6. Take free writing classes.

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