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After I graduated from NYU, I decided not to pursue an MFA in creative writing. Instead, I created my own post-graduate writing program, which entailed several years spent traveling around the country and world, taking jobs at bars and restaurants and ranches, listening to how people spoke, collecting experiences and writing constantly.
Elizabeth Gilbert, as quoted in Flavorwire’s 27 Writers on Whether or Not You Should Get Your MFA (via yeahwriters)