While it would be too simple to say that writing or art can “fix” everything, writing can play a role in grounding us and providing a creative outlet.
During Writing Through It, teens will look at how writing can be used as a tool to deal with hardships such as the Covid-19 pandemic, loss and love
Join GrubStreet Board Member Jennifer De Leon for the virtual launch of her debut young adult novel, Don't Ask Me Where I'm From, with special guest Celeste Ng on Tuesday, August 18th at 7pm. This free event is hosted remotely by Porter Square Books (via Crowdcast) and co-sponsored by our friends at 826 Boston! Reserve your spot today!
Ready to take your short stories to the next level? If so, apply today for the Short Story Incubator with instructor Ron MacLean.
A competitive, accessible – and repeatable – MFA-level course, spanning 8 months, the Short Story Incubator Program is for ten short story writers from all backgrounds who want to move their stories from “workshop good” to publishable quality.
We are now accepting applications for the next phase of the Short Story Incubator, September 2020 - April 2021. The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, August 10th, at 11:59PM EST. Click here to apply.
I'm amazed by writers who stop reading in their genre while writing their own books. The majority of them seem to be worried about becoming overly influenced by the voice, themes and even plot of the book they're reading.
Personally, I can't imagine not reading fiction for the many years it takes me to complete a novel. And in terms of being influenced: I'm actively looking for inspiration and ideas. I want to be influenced.