February Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

Check out our February 2019 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of opportunities for writers. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, the eating the candies that will go on sale the day after Valentine’s Day. That matters, too.



Hannah Levinson

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Lit Boston: What's Happening in February?

In the February 2019 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings.

Hannah Levinson

Grub News

"Binge-Worthy" and "Page-Turning" are Kissin' Cousins

Inspired by his upcoming class Screen and Stage to the Page: What Drama, Movies & TV Can Teach Prose Writers, Grub instructor Michael Marano shares five tools prose writers can steal from the stage, screen and TV.

Michael Marano

Grub News

Your #1 Secret Weapon: Writing Communities

Building a supportive network takes time and courage. Novelist Katrin Schumann argues that it’s worth starting to cultivate community early on, even if your instinct or your preference is to work alone. This post first appeared on JaneFriedman.com.

I’ve always found people who make movies to be awe-inspiring—in order to evoke a world and a story on screen, they need to work together with dozens of other professionals, from front-end people like actors and directors, to back-end people like sound editors

January 9, 2019 | Katrin Schumann

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What I’ve learned about Literary Movements from my Daughters

In this post GrubStreet Instructor, Ben Berman, uses his daughters’ relationship with the moon to discuss the ideals of Romanticism and Modernism.

 

 

My older daughter has always been transfixed by the moon.

 

When she was a baby we would sit on the back porch and watch it rise over our neighbor’s house. She would clap her hands wildly and rub her chest please, begging me to climb into the night sky and retrieve it for her.

January 9, 2019 | Ben Berman

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