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What Makes a Great Writing Prompt?

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Author and GrubStreet Instructor Kayleigh Shoen shares her guidelines for a great writing prompt. You can learn more in Kayleigh’s FREE upcoming seminar, Short and Sweet: Fiction Generator, in-person at our Seaport location on August 27th.

 

 

Recently, I was watching a TV show in which an astronaut climbed out of his spaceship to make a repair. As I looked at the tiny cord that prevented him from floating off into the endless emptiness of space, I thought, hey, I know that feeling.

Writing prompts have saved me from the infinite abyss of the blank doc more times than …

Kayleigh Shoen

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Upcoming Free Writing Sessions

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Sometimes there isn't time for a workshop, and that's okay! Try one of our free writing sessions—get inspired, meet other writers, and get a few sentences on the page.

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Porter Square Books Staff Picks: August 2022

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Porter Square Books: Boston Edition, located on the first floor of GrubStreet's Center for Creative Writing, is open and ready to fulfill all of your book-browsing desires! Staff Picks are 20% off, so you can add to your TBR pile guilt-free. Whether you want to read a whirlpool of a story about love and home, a retelling of "The Fall of the House of Usher," or a strong sibling dynamic, PSB has a pick for you. We're located on the southeast side of 50 Liberty, facing the Marina and the ICA. Come visit!

 

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2022-2023 Intensive Applications Due TODAY!

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Essay Incubator 

Application Deadline: Monday, August 1st at 11:59 PM (ET)

GrubStreet's Essay Incubator Program is designed for essay writers interested in drafting, revising, and publishing their work

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Grubbie Debut: EB Bartels with Kelly J. Ford, GOOD GRIEF

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We're delighted to present the latest installment in the Grubbie Debut series, featuring E.B. Bartels. Her debut, Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter, is an unexpected, poignant, and personal account of loving and losing pets, exploring the singular bonds we have with our companion animals, and how to grieve them once they've passed. Kelly J. Ford will join E.B. in conversation.

Join us in-person at Porter Square Books: Boston Edition and virtually on Crowdcast on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:00pm (EST)Register to attend here.

About the Book

E.B. Bartels has had a lot of pets—dogs, …

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