In Defense of the Second Person

Traditionally rejected in workshop spaces as distracting, or interrogative, the second person in fiction finds its defender in Grub Instructor Jonathan Escoffery. You can catch Jonathan in person on Saturday, June 17th, in his free workshop, Misunderstood: Inverting the Workshop Model (register here). This essay was originally published by The Writers' Room of Boston

 

Lately, I’ve been questioning the use of the second person point of view in fiction. The you pronoun features prominently in my collection, but as I work on what I hope will be the manuscript’s final story, I’m finding myself overly conscious about choosing ...

June 1, 2017 | Jonathan Escoffery

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Meet a Grubbie: Benjamin Rachlin

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 Grub instructor Benjamin Rachlin. Benjamin's work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the New York Times Magazine, WIRED, TIME, and the Virginia Quarterly Review

May 30, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Meet a Grubbie: Nathan Oates

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 Grub instructor Nathan OatesNathan’s debut collection of short stories, The Empty House, won the 2012 Spokane Prize

May 29, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

The Month After the Book Launch

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about the month after the launch of her debut novel, FEAST OF SORROW.

May 26, 2017 | Crystal King

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Writing Prompt: Start With Sincerity and Move Into Power

Summer is around the corner, which means college students setting up hammocks everywhere, painful sunburns, and family barbecues. Embrace the sunlight, grab a pint of ice cream, and get writing with this prompt brought to you by Grub Instructor Vanessa Garcia, who will be teaching a 6 Weeks, 6 Op-Eds online class in June

May 25, 2017 | GrubWrites

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