Meet a Grubbie: Rani Neutill

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet Rani Neutill, current student in the Memoir Incubator and a 2017 Pauline Scheer Fellow. Prior to her work as a writer, Rani was a professor of English Literature at institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Johns Hopkins

September 12, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Best of the Web 09/11/17

Thrice 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.

From EuropeNow Journal,"Prague-Berlin Train," a short story from Grub Instructor Stacy Mattingly. 

September 11, 2017 | GrubWrites


News from DeadDarlings

We were busy greasing the wheels over the last month at the Dead Darlings, and it got it out of some sticky situations. No matter where you are stuck in your story, we've got some advice that might help.

Getting started

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne turn to comfort items and activities aka loveys when facing a bout of procrastination

September 8, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice Procrastinate Read

Part of Me Does Not Want to Describe Kimbilio to Anyone. It’s Too Precious to Share With Outsiders.

This summer, GrubStreet instructor Jonathan Escoffery found much more than a workshop at the Kimbilio retreat for writers of the African Diaspora. Describing that transformative week to his white peers, however, was not always a positive experience.


September 7, 2017 | Jonathan Escoffery

The Writing Life

Just Do It--Get Your Stories Down on Paper, Now!

By Katrin Schumann

My friend Stephen had an incredibly interesting life. When he died at age 50, he left behind a small family and lots of burned bridges. One thing he didn’t leave behind—something so important that its absence is a tragedy—was any kind of cogent record of his life or work. 

There are pictures and half remembered stories. There are paintings and sculptures, covered in Saharan dust, the details of their provenance lost forever

September 6, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice The Writing Life