What's On My Mind Today: I am equally in love with journalism and creative fiction writing. It seems I am equally as good at journalism and creative ficition writing, so which Master's track to do I follow? My one professor wants to enter a play I wrote into a contest to have it performed. But then my journalism is good too.
The MFA though has a lot of financial perks including tuition remission, stipend, possible health insurance and the ability to just write, in some cases without teaching. A few even give you a relocation stipend! Where graduate and teaching assistantships for jounalism carry a 20 hr teaching load and smaller, if any, stipend.
At this point, while I am so focused on journalism, I must consider the severe cost savings I could gain from following my MFA track first. As well as I could probably move to a more desirable climate at the same time.
I AM SO CONFLICTED....what would you do?