Develop strategies to find a readership and build an audience.
You also need to learn how to get your work into readers' hands.
That's why SNHU's online MFA program puts a strong focus on the practical skills you'll need to succeed.
Analyze and practice fundamentals of storytelling, including narrative arc, plot, and character development.
Deconstruct popular stories in literature and film to understand characteristics of beginnings that hook, tension-building middles and satisfying endings.
Additional requirements for the online MFA include a creative writing sample (8-12 pages) and a personal statement.
Writing samples will be evaluated on narrative technique and structure, character and setting, and the command and execution of language. Check out our other graduate writing options: Besides allowing a genre focus of your choice, SNHU’s online MFA lets you choose from two certificate offerings designed to round out your education and better prepare you for a writing-related career.
Refine and polish an original premise through workshop and reflection. Cultivate an appreciation for several literary genres through the study of various important works, authors, key historical developments, characteristic tropes, and conventions.
Prepare for upcoming cross-genre creative writing workshops.
Analyze one genre novel for how it fits within the literary landscape in preparation for genre concentration selection.
Research market trends to gain a practical grasp of how a genre's history continues to influence popular books today.