Everything Novel: Three Authors Share Edits Made to their Latest Novels  

Last month at DeadDarlings, we were lucky enough to speak with three authors who’ve recently had new novels released. You can read the full interviews with Jenna Blum, Julia Fine, and Rebecca Makkai on our site, but we thought it would be fun for us to share what edits they took on before publishing their latest work. 

 

 

Jenna Blum, best-selling author and Grub Instructor

Jenna Blum, a 20-year Grub Street teacher and New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us (Harcourt, 2002) and The Stormchasers (Dutton, 2010), has just published her third novel ...

September 21, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Books & Reading Interviews The Writing Life

Why Creativity Requires Both Playfulness and Discipline

Inspiration is wonderful, but it doesn't go far on its own. In this post, Grub Instructor Ben Berman explores the push-and-pull of inspiration and productivity.

 

Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free ride hasn’t met my five-year-old.

 

Whenever it’s time to walk home from some outing she will start to deflate like a football in New England and will refuse to take another step forward until I hoist her over my head and onto my shoulders so that she can bounce up and down as we walk home, picking leaves off the trees or pretending that ...

September 12, 2018 | Ben Berman

The Writing Life

Providence: Your New Favorite Lit Scene?

Rhode Island resident and Grub Instructor Ethan Gilsdorf offers an inside look at New England's best new lit scene: Providence. Meet Ethan and the rest of the Providence writing community next Monday, September 17th. This free round table and meet-and-greet event is a chance for writers to connect with each other and many of the literary and writing organizations mentioned in this story.

 

 

Many cities can claim their share of literary history, and Providence is no different. One of the nation’s first lending libraries, The Providence Athenæum opened its doors here in 1753. Passing through town ...

Ethan Gilsdorf

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September 28: Happy Hour Writing Session

Join us for another Happy Hour Writing Session at Grub HQ on Friday, September 28th from 5:30pm-6:30pm! Meet writers and get your creative juices flowing. Free drinks (beer, coffee, water) and snacks will be provided. No RSVP required.

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Craft, Process & Finding the Life: Jamel Brinkley Talks to Jonathan Escoffery

Jamel Brinkley's debut collection, A Lucky Man, has garnered great praise from all corners of the literary community. According to Publishers Weekly, the nine stories in Brinkley’s promising debut address persistent issues of race, class, and masculinity across three decades of New York City’s history.

Colwill Brown

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