Is Productivity Always Good for Writers?

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By Katrin Schumann

How long does it really take to write a book? From beginning the first draft to seeing it on bookshelves? It's generally accepted that more books = more success/ happiness. But what does being "productive" really mean, and does it make you happy as a writer? 

I used to think the solution to almost all writerly problems lay in having more timea comforting thought since I had so very little of that particular commodity. Simple, I thought: when I have more time, I'll do more writing, and I'll be happy and productive.

On some level ...

February 5, 2020 | Katrin Schumann

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February Vacation Week of Creative Writing for Teens

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Get writing in our weeklong teen class during February Vacation week from February 18th to 21st, 10:30am to 3:30pm, with instructor Quentin Lucas! Whether you’re working on your first novel or writing short stories, poetry, plays, or even fanfiction, this is an opportunity to improve your skills and learn about new forms

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New Voices in Fiction: Emily Nemens

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 7:00pm

 

Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome The Paris Review editor Emily Nemens for a discussion of her debut novel, The Cactus League. She will be joined in conversation with Mark Polanzak.

 

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“I made DHS a character.” Countdown to Muse 2020 with Sari Boren

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The Muse and the Marketplace 2020 will soon kick off on April 3rd in Boston! This year’s theme is “Imagination and Reality,” as many presenters are exploring the boundaries between fact and imagination, and how each contributes to great writing. Here, presenting authors have selected a passage from their own work, highlighting in green which elements came roughly from their direct experience, memory, or fact; while highlighting in blue which elements came from their imagination or speculation. First up is Sari Boren, from her essay, “He’s a Rope.”

 

 

Where can I find a man, just ...

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Emily Ross Talks to John Vercher, Author of Three-Fifths

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This interview was originally published on Dead Darlings

Emily Ross, Novel Incubator alum and author of Half in Love with Death, recently interviewed John Vercher about his novel, Three-Fifths
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