Talking with Shay Youngblood (page 3)
Talking with Shay Youngblood
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What are you writing now?
  I’m currently writing creative non-fiction and working on my third novel.
 
Do you have any advice for new Peace Corps writers?
I would suggest to a writer wanting to get published to first prepare for publication by researching the publications that the writer feels would be receptive to his or her work. Read a variety of good writing, study them, notice what holds your attention as a reader. Start with small publications and build a writing resume. Take classes if you have time. Find a reader or two to give you feedback on the work. I found my M.F.A. useful as an entry into teaching and it gave me time to focus on my writing, but I mostly learned by doing, by writing as much as I could, as often as I could. I still do. I’m still learning.
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