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Everything Novel: Grub Authors Talk Craft and Lessons from the Incubator

This month at DeadDarlings, we spoke to two graduates of the Novel Incubator program—Belle Brett and Stephanie Gayle. They told us all about their recently published novels and the craft lessons from class and life that they applied to their books.

 

 

Belle Brett’s debut novel, Gina in the Floating World follows twenty-something American expatriate Dorothy Falwell’s unplanned reinvention from bank intern to bar hostess in 1980’s Tokyo. According to Kirkus Review, “Brett’s engaging and compulsively readable debut traces one woman’s erotic coming-of-age in a frank, intelligent manner… A sharply observed and unforgettable debut.”

 

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October 17, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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Lit Boston: What’s Happening in October?

In the October 2018 edition of "Lit 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.

September 25, 2018 | Sarah Sturman

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Books that Made You Feel Seen

In the "Books that Made You" series, we're taking a look at the books that made us who we are. This time, we asked you what book made you feel seen. After scrutinizing our highly scientific social media poll, we present to you this non-exhaustive list of books that get at the heart of our personal experiences.


 

"I found myself saying 'YES

August 13, 2018 | Colwill Brown

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Make Room for Surprise in Your Writing

There’s nothing wrong with writing what you know. But in this post, Grub Instructor Ben Berman looks at how the writing process also offers us the opportunity to discover what we know.

 

My five-year-old always protests whenever she sees me bring out my poetry bag—the briefcase I use when I go out for readings—knowing that I won’t be home in time to tuck her in.

August 8, 2018 | Ben Berman

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Everything Novel: Author Louise Miller Shares How to Write Great Characters

This month of DeadDarlings, Novel Incubator grads and authors Susan Donovan Bernard and Louise Miller sat down to discuss craft and Louise's second novel The Late Bloomers’ Club. Susan Donovan Bernhard is a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship recipient

July 18, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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