Very early draft. I need to bring it all together.
Here are the questions I need to answer in the one page, single spaced essay:
What led me to apply, why I want to enroll, what do I hope to gain from it, what can I bring to it
and How did I hear about the writing program at Queens?
Here are the jottings I have, like I said, I'm working on bringing it together:
I recently became very intentional in my writing. Interested in improving my work, I googled 'creative writing classes charlotte nc'. A link to Queens University's MFA program appeared. I was amazed to discover that such a high caliber program existed in my backyard.
What led me to apply: I discovered the program two days before the application deadline for the January term. I frantically started reviewing my writing, wondering which works to submit with my application. With one day left to turn in my submission, I decided to ask for an extension. Within in a day I received an email granting an extension. I was ecstatic! I had a chance!
Why I want to enroll: I want to enroll in the creative writing program at Queens University to learn more about writing from established authors. I look forward to meeting other aspiring writers. I enjoy the classroom experience and I think that the workshops will be challenging and rewarding. I earned many of college credits at both the bachelor's and the master's level through online courses. I am confident in my ability to continue developing my talent during the time spent away from my classmates.
Expectations: I don't expect to walk away from the creative writing program with a new string of letters after my name and have publishers beating down my door, begging to publish my work. What I do expect is to dedicate at least two years of my life to Queens University. I expect to write more often than I ever have, to review and edit the work of my peers, and in the process learn how to improve my own writing. I expect honest and helpful critiques of my works and I expect to be able to use those reviews to edit my pieces. I expect to push myself to
What can I bring to the program: For writing programs like this to succeed, each participant must contribute to, not just take from the program. Stories are everywhere, waiting to be told. I bring with me an abundance of diverse experiences that may help trigger a story waiting to be written. I have served in the U.S. Army, I am married with three kids, I've lived in seven different states, worked in corporate, public, and not-for-profit organizations, and I am currently a stay at home mom. All of these experiences help define who I am and I use all of the pieces in my writing.