"Every year among the new intake of MFA/MA novel-writing students, I find a selection of writers who are so talented that it is inspiring and exhilarating to work with them and watch them get even better. The question is not ‘Can you really teach creative writing?’ The question is ‘how much better can you help someone get by immersing them in the MFA/MA process over two or three years?’

"The answer is a lot.

"Always remember the most important words are not those on the page."


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