Been doing my Creative Writing MA in Lancaster for 2 terms. It’s fantastic – I’m really enjoying it. I just wish it wasn’t going to be over so soon. I am working on a collection of short stories and a play. Having the disapline of submitting your writing each week to a workshop of your fellow students and a tutor is incredibly useful for improving your writing. As is attending lectures, seminars amd readings. I have also done readings myself and been on a weeks residential. I recently found out I’m on a shortlist for an international short story prize and am entering more.
I worried a lot about leaving my job and my home town to concentrate on this course for a year but all my worries came to nothing. I am in a brilliant group. We all get on well and help and support each other. The tutors are really enthusiastic and knowledgable and all writers themselves, of course. 4 years ago
Now I’m working on the OU’s Advanced Creative Writing course I really want to do the MA too. But the OU don’t do one (yet?) and everyone else seems to really want a good degree to join them, and thats something I’m not convinced I can get. I mean there are some really interesting modules to be taken, but I’m not sure I have the brains to get higher than a 3rd.
I guess this is something to worry about later… 4 years ago
I have just had a letter offering me a place and I have accepted! The course starts in October. 5 years ago
My application is now in and I just have to wait and see. Wish I had some idea what my chances were and wether to get my hopes up. 5 years ago
After the open day I was even more inspired to apply. The application needs to be in by February so I will be working on this over the Christmas holiday. 5 years ago
Next month I am going to an Open Day at Lancaster University. Then I have to decide whether I want to apply for next year – whether I’m really going to try to do this … 5 years ago