DIY MFA Radio: Sarah Dessen on Writing from Your Heart and Soul

DIY MFA Radio: Sarah Dessen on Writing from Your Heart and Soul

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In this episode Gabriela Pereira interviews bestselling author Sarah Dessen about her latest contemporary YA novel, Once and for All. Dessen’s novels are known for showing what life as a teenager is really like, and her latest novel is no exception as it shines a light on the darker areas of teenage love and heartbreak. In this interview, Dessen takes us behind the scenes of her writing process to show us how she crafts a balance between light and dark in her novels and how even with thirteen books she still faces many challenges of writing. For more detailed show notes: DIYMFA.com/154.

About DIY MFA: Here’s a secret no one ever tells you. The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts) boils down to one simple formula: Writing + Reading + Community = MFA. This means that to create a do-it-yourself version of the MFA, all you need to do is: write with focus, read with purpose, and build your community.

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