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“I heard Gabriela speak at The Write Stuff conference and it was one of the most rewarding sessions there. Thanks for putting together such informative resources.”

Wayne Meyers, Systems Engineer

“Attending Gabriela Pereira's information-packed session, "7 Steps to Stronger MG & YA Novels" (at the 2014 Writer's Digest Conference) provided me with such great advice that I have referred to the notes almost daily since I started writing my second book.

In addition, the articles, resources, and podcasts on DIY MFA are not only helping me to grow as a writer, but are also served up in a way that makes me feel like I'm getting advice from an old friend.”

Niko Godfrey Bommer, Freelancer in Film and TV

“Warm and engaging, Gabriela has a common sense ability to reach the heart of your questions. If you get an opportunity for some one-on-one mentoring, go for it!”

Chrissy Munder, Author of AFTER THE STORM (Dreamspinner Press, 2010)

“Gabriela is friendly and approachable and I was lucky to chat with her about my novel drafting problems. Her advice was straightforward, practical and yet not quite something I've found in the many blogs/books I've read. It just may be the change in routine that pushes my drafts toward a finished novel!”

Lara Thompson, Post Doc in Neuroscience

“I discovered Gabriela and DIY MFA during WANACON and have tuned in since then. I've benefitted from the targeted articles and tools and most recently did the "Conquer the Craft" challenge.

Thanks for the challenge, for the stimulating prompts, and for the encouragement.”

Judy Potocki, Public Relations Practitioner

“I saw Gabriela present at WANACon. It was great and I learned a lot. She is a very efficient teacher and her presentations are wonderfully to the point.”

Gry Pil Ranfelt, Writer

“I love perusing the site for tips; everything has been so helpful.

Keep up the good work!”

Erica Womack Ph. D., Lecturer at The Ohio State University

“Thank you for starting DIY MFA. Other writing sites offer prompts and publishing advice but fail to demonstrate how we can improve our writing. Your site is one of the most informative ones I’ve found.”

Christine Song, English major at Goldsmiths College