Comments on "Thesis matters" - Faerye Net 2008-05-30T12:32:44+00:00 re: Emily doesn't need no schtinking titles (but I do) 2008-05-30T12:32:44+00:00 2008-05-30T12:32:44+00:00 <p>You&#8217;re very flattering with all this pride and inspiration talk. Have you tried telling your scattered ideas to someone (out loud)? That seems to help, in my experience of my MFA essay (semester before last) and talking to other people &#8216;bout their MFA essays.</p> <p>There&#8217;s actually a bit of a range already in the thesis collection. Most of it I&#8217;d call fabulism, there&#8217;s one or two indescribables I might call interstitial as a cop-out, and there&#8217;s one (the long one) that I consider honest-to-goodness slipstream. But it&#8217;s the subject matter more than the metaphysical genre that needs to match, and after writing seven ocean stories, I don&#8217;t feel any more coming on for a while&#8230;.</p> Felicity we don't need no schtinking titles 2008-05-30T08:56:03+00:00 2008-05-30T08:56:03+00:00 <p>Your energy here is infectious. I&#8217;m not in an MFA program, but as I&#8217;m in the &#8220;writing&#8221; track, I feel I should be doing something cool for my thesis. As of yet, I am scattered and unorganized, but my diagnostic review is coming up in a few months and I need to prepare. In short, I am proud of and inspired by you. And do you have other story ideas that are similar to fabulism but not quite? Cuz you know how those things work. Something obliquely related can be included in a collection.</p> Emily