A dissertation is a draft, often the first, and just when you think you are finished, killing your babies and starting again is the only solution. We often write around our topics for years before finding the right form for the story. Keep writing! Keep writing! Keep writing!
Kendall Dunkelberg is the director of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Mississippi University for Women. He discusses how he prepares his students for the business side of the writing life.
At AWP 2018, you can find me at Bookfair Booth 547 (The Hot Sheet), where you can pick up free information on how to find literary agents, write query letters, and understand publishing contracts.