Writing workshops: what are they good for

Emma, a friend and classmate of mine, offers some interesting thoughts on writing workshops and success in publishing:

having both worked in fiction publishing and participated in a writing program, 90% of the benefit of such programs – the illustrious Iowa or otherwise – is that they buy you time, space and most importantly opportunity in the form of connections and putative prestige.

Be sure to read the whole post, or you’ll miss her take on the misreporting of book deal figures.

Meanwhile, Chicha offers a firsthand perspective on the Iowa program.

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