The Sliding Scale of Narrative Distance

Short Story Incubator instructor, Ron MacLean, shares his thoughts on use of narrative distance in fiction. Ready to take your short fiction to the next level? Join us on Wednesday, May 29th, 6:00-7:30pm for an informal Q&A session on our Short Story Incubator program. Instructor Ron MacLean will be there to answer any questions you have about the Short Story Incubator program. We'll give you all the information you need to know about the application process, what the program entails, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else on your mind.  

 

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April 26, 2019 | Ron MacLean

Craft Advice

Summer Multi-Weeks Starting Soon!

This summer, we're bringing back old favorites as well as brand new classes like "Map Your Novel in 6 Weeks" and "Essentials of Magical Realism." We're also offering more one-week intensives and crash courses, like "Nonfiction Intensive: Writing Home" and "Elements of Short Fiction: A Crash Course."

Plus, if you have a teen writer in your life, we've got a full schedule of summer teen writing classes.
 
Plan your summer writing vacation today and secure a spot in one of these multi-week classes: 
 

Fiction

Daytime

Sean Van Deuren

Grub News

How Cleaning the Fridge is like Revising a Poem

In this post, GrubStreet Instructor Ben Berman uses the occasion of cleaning out a fridge to discuss the differences between editing and revising.

 

 

It always begins with that little old cup of leftover beans that’s not quite moldy but on its way or the container of mac ’n cheese that wouldn’t fail the sniff test, per se, but you could use the Tupperware.

April 10, 2019 | Ben Berman

The Writing Life

Snapshots of a Book Launch: Part 1

What's launching your book really like? 


By Katrin Schumann

Your first event is with a panel of authors in front of a crowd of 200 people. You buy new lipstick and pray your voice doesn’t quiver.

The alarm rings at 5am. The Uber doesn’t turn up. On the road late!

Within three days of your book launch, you catch a cold and lose your voice. It's so bad that you have to postpone your big radio interview.

April 9, 2019 | Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading

April Short Classes

Ahh, April. The birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and new short classes are springing up at GrubStreet. Take a look at some of this month's exciting offerings:

April 8th, 12th & 13th

Hannah Levinson

Grub News