MFA Applications

by thecustomhouse

I have to write a personal statement describing why I want to study creative writing.  Here’s a beginning:

This has been the most difficult piece to write, because I don’t know what to say without slanting it.  I love reading and writing, because I like doubt.  The spaces between words carry pause quite outside any other medium’s ability to do so (in my opinion).  I like to think that space allows written words to get closer to us, that the spaces between words, like the spaces between a fork’s prongs, allow them to grasp more firmly the substance of their search.