Promo for this book reads: “Writers write. But what do they do for money?”
Oh, boy. We’ve talked about how an MFA may figure into your plans to write or teach writing in future. I did not attend grad school for Creative Writing, so I can only speak from the NYC side. But here is a review in The New York Times by Dwight Garner of a book that gives the subject a thorough airing. It’s by Chad Harbach, novelist and editor of the magazine n + 1. Harbach’s original 2009 essay began his public discussion of the subject. The book adds many other voices. They all know what they are talking about. Several disagree. Have a look.