It can be disheartening to hit a stumbling block when working on a piece of writing. But GrubStreet Instructor Ben Berman helps us see how setbacks are often a natural and necessary part of the creative process.
The other day I was cooking dinner when my five-year-old crawled on over to me. Goo-goo, ga-ga, she said, putting her arms in the air. I picked her up and patted her back until she burped.
June 13, 2018 | Ben Berman
In the "Books that Made You" series, we're taking a look at the books that made us who we are. To kick off the series, we asked you what book made you a reader. After scrutinizing our highly scientific social media poll, we present to you this non-exhaustive list of Grubbie-approved gateway reads.
Because nobody can resist a listicle, we've listed the most popular titles in a crowd-pleasing top five countdown
June 12, 2018 | Colwill Brown
GrubStreet Instructor and Consultant Cara Benson offers us tips and tricks for writing flash fiction. Learn how to bundle entire worlds or capture vivid moments into 1,000 words or less. Plus, you can work with Cara in person! She'll be teaching Writing Flash: Fiction and Nonfiction on Saturday, June 23rd at Grub HQ.
June 7, 2018 | Cara Benson
BOSTON, MA - On Saturday, June 2 at its 2018 National Convention, the Northeasterners, a social organization for African-American women, awarded GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) with a $5,000 donation. The gift was a part of the Northeasterners' annual charitable donation, which is presented to a local organization in the event host’s city.
The Northeasterners selected YAWP after attending a special reading by GrubStreet’s Teen Summer Fellows last July
Book covers are supposed to draw readers in and convey the gist of a book. Bottom line: they're important. But how much say do traditionally published authors actually have in their book's cover design?
We famously judge a book by its cover. Nabokov's dark and controversial book Lolita is a great example of how covers can mislead readers (see this New Yorker article)