People are Discovering People, and it's a Revelation: An Interview with Robert McKee

Robert McKee is not an anthropologist. He’s definitely not a guru. But the legendary writing instructor is eager for his students to fully understand story form. The author of the craft books Story and Dialogue is returning to Boston this September with his famous “STORY” seminar (9/21-9/23)

August 31, 2017 | Sarah Colwill-Brown


The Spaces Between: Linking Queerness & Writing

GrubStreet's Program Coordinator Lauren Smith reflects on the relationship between her queerness and her love of language, and how the community she found at GrubStreet recognizes both.


In honor of Pride Month this June, Trident Booksellers & Cafe held the GrubStreet Pride Panel, featuring several LGBT authors. Sitting in the audience, I thought, not for the first time since finding GrubStreet, that I was surrounded by people who understood me and who I was.

August 30, 2017 | Ren C. Smith

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Meet a Grubbie: Kenan Orhan

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet Kenan Orhan, a recent graduate of the Short Story IncubatorKenan is a Turkish-American writer. His stories appear or are forthcoming in The Common, Massachusetts Review, McNeese Review, and others.

August 29, 2017 | GrubWrites

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Best of the Web 08/28/17

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

In Electric Literature, Lindsay Merbaum grapples with writer self-doubt.

"Not a Real Writer: How Self-Doubt Holds Me Back." 

August 28, 2017 | GrubWrites


How Authors Can Rock Instagram

When I last wrote about Instagram for the GrubStreet blog, it was nearly three years ago. Looking back at that article is a bit of a time warp. I was making an effort to convince writers that Instagram was a good place to have a presence. Fast forward to now and while I might have to convince YOU that it's the right place to be, I don't have to convince authors as a whole

August 25, 2017 | Crystal King

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