Check out our February 2019 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of opportunities for writers. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, the eating the candies that will go on sale the day after Valentine’s Day. That matters, too.
It might be the shortest month of the year, but this February is still packed with some exciting new short classes at Grub, including:
February 1st & 2nd
- Of Mice and Writers: Writing about Non-Human Animals
- Personal Narrative Essentials: Structure and Form
- Novel Essentials: Introducing Characters
- Ace the Opening of Your Book
- Interior Landscapes: Creating Depth In Fiction
- Building Your Book's Buzz
- Writing as Resistance
- Mysteries: Crafting The Child Detective YA/MG
February 8th & 9th
Inspired by his upcoming class Screen and Stage to the Page: What Drama, Movies & TV Can Teach Prose Writers, Grub instructor Michael Marano shares five tools prose writers can steal from the stage, screen and TV.
Building a supportive network takes time and courage. Novelist Katrin Schumann argues that it’s worth starting to cultivate community early on, even if your instinct or your preference is to work alone. This post first appeared on JaneFriedman.com.
I’ve always found people who make movies to be awe-inspiring—in order to evoke a world and a story on screen, they need to work together with dozens of other professionals, from front-end people like actors and directors, to back-end people like sound editors