Texts From Your Unfinished Novel

 

Here we are again, hanging in the ol’ Starbux. Just you, me, that venti chai latte, and eight million New Yorkers. Look—I get it. The apartment’s too quiet. You like the hubbub. It helps you think. But what am I, rewrite number six? Seven? I do not see the light at the end of the tunnel, here.

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November 29, 2017 | Erica Ferencik

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Best of the Web 11/27/17

Thrice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll ruminate. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.



From The Guardian, "The Best Books of 2017 Part One" and "Part Two," in which contemporary authors enthuse about the year's literary highlights, especially Sebastian Barry's Days Without End. Grubbie Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body is SJ Watson's favorite of the year, and Girl On a Train bestselling author Paula Hawkins is crushing on both The Fact of a Body and grubbie Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere.

 

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November 27, 2017 | GrubWrites

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November Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

Welcome to the November 2017 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities

November 21, 2017 | Sarah Colwill-Brown

The Writing Life

Best of the Web 11/20/17

Thrice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll ruminate. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.



From Literary Hub, "Ben Lerner on Why So Many People Rightfully Hate Poetry."

November 20, 2017 | GrubWrites

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Your Next Fave Book: What We're Reading in November

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the novels keeping us up at night, the poems that call to us over our morning coffees, and those un-put-down-able memoirs you'll find us reading while walking through four lanes of traffic [Ed.'s note: all walk-reading is performed by Grub's trained extreme readers; do not try this at home]. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

November 17, 2017 | GrubWrites

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