The Writing: Should I get an MFA if...I live in New York City?

The end of summer has finally reached me and I’m here a day earlier than usual because of my moving and new class schedule.

Today, I’m continuing the MFA series. You can read the first installment here: Should I get an MFA if…I want structure around my writing?.

Should I get an MFA if...I live in New York City?

I’d love to hear your take, too, if you moved to a city to “make it” as a writer without an MFA or if you moved for an MFA outside of NYC. Unfortunately I only have the perspective of the path I took.

Answer below. As usual, I’ll be here for the next 45 minutes!

[Image: “Nightview, New York,” Berenice Abbott (1932). An aerial view of New York City by night. Skyscrapers and buildings are illuminated through their windows, row by row, and the streetlights below glow softly over the long exposure.]