Lit Hits: What We're Reading in September

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.


Development Assistant Grant is reading Resistance, Rebellion, and Death by Albert Camus.

September 26, 2016 | GrubWrites


On the Path to Publication: Finding an Agent

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about her process for finding her agent and shares a list of questions to ask any potential agent you are considering. 

September 23, 2016 | Crystal King

Lessons from the Workshop: GrubStreet or Bust

After taking a Jumpstart Your Novel course with us last term, Nicole Boudreau was inspired to share what she learned in class, how it changed her perspective as a writer, and why she'll be back at Grub soon. She kindly let us re-post it on GrubWrites. Thanks, Nicole! We're still blushing.This essay was originally posted on Nicole Boudreau's blog, Novel Excuses.

September 20, 2016 | GrubWrites

The Workshop

Best of the Web 9/19/16

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.


"Reimagining male characters as women doesn’t exactly represent radical change." The Atlantic on why the most nuanced female characters in Hollywood are coming from page-to-screen adaptations.

"The Best Female Characters Come from Books"

September 19, 2016 | GrubWrites


News from DeadDarlings

Last month we were feeling all the feels at the DeadDarlings office. The ups and downs of hope. The agony of waiting for replies. Awkward conversations and high praise. Here's to the ride...and using it all to improve your character(s).

The Lightside of Dark
Julie Carrick Dalton helps us look Through the Eyes of an Antagonist

September 16, 2016 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Interviews The Writing Life