What to Expect when you're not Expecting

When I first started telling friends that my wife and I were pregnant with our older daughter, my wife would shoot me a look to remind me that only one of us, technically, was pregnant.

 

So I can’t help but feel the pettiest of joys in the fact that my four-year-old happens to believe that while her older sister was born in the most conventional of ways (uterus, birth canal), she somehow managed to emerge out of my stomach.

November 8, 2017 | Ben Berman

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Best of Boston: What’s Happening in November?

Welcome to the November 2017 edition of "Best of Boston," filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.

November 6, 2017 | GrubWrites

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Lit Boston: What’s Happening in December?

Welcome to the November 2017 edition of "Best of Boston," filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.

November 6, 2017 | GrubWrites

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Bad Literary Citizen: When Is It Ok to Protect Your Head Space?

Grub Instructor Jonathan Escoffery believes it's important to "give back" to the literary community that sustains his own work. But where's the line between giving enough and giving too much? Originally published at The Writers Room of Bostonwhere Jonathan is the current Ivan Gold fellow.

November 2, 2017 | Jonathan Escoffery

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What to Do While Your Book is on Submission

By Katrin Schumann

I've been on submission many times over the years. It's fun, until it's not. Or... it's fun and then gets a lot more fun. Here's what I've learned.

1) Create a serene environment around you. Preferably light a candle first thing in the morning. Not one of those scented things called Enticing Aroma's Fall Festival or, god forbid, Pumpkin Spice. Something classy and reeking of intelligence, just like you.

November 1, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

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