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Writing to See What You Say

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GrubStreet Instructor Steven Beeber talks "Beeber’s First Law of Emotion" and shares the importance of putting words on the page. You can learn more in his upcoming Online: Zoom multi-week class, Jumpstart Your Novel, starting Wednesday, July 20th.

June 29, 2022 | Steven Beeber

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What’s My Essay About? Tips from the Essay Incubator

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The Essay Incubator is a 10-month intensive program for essay writers interested in drafting, revising, and publishing their work. We are now accepting applications for the 2022 - 2023 incubator. Apply here by July 25th at 11:59pm (EST). Fellowships are available!


Here’s the number one challenge I see students in my Essay Incubator program face: What is my essay about?

Of course, we don’t always know what we want to write until we sit down to write it. But once you have that first messy draft on the page, students sometimes find it difficult to figure …

June 29, 2022 | Ethan Gilsdorf

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The Heart of Productivity

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Author and GrubStreet Instructor Hillary Rettig talks productivity, perfectionism, and procrastination and shares the key to overcoming the disempowerment of procrastination. You can learn more in Hillary's upcoming Online: Zoom short class, How to Write a Lot, on Saturday, June 11th.

May 12, 2022 | Hillary Rettig

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Countdown to Muse 2022: Finding Your People by Katie Bannon

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The Muse and the Marketplace 2022 is almost here! This year's conference is our first ever hybrid conference, taking place Wednesday, April 27th - Sunday, May 1st, with the Manuscript Mart taking place Wednesday, May 4th - Sunday, May 8th.

This year’s conference theme is “Finding Your People.” As writers, we may draft our work alone, but it takes many people to bring a creative project into the world — from family and friends, to fellow writers, instructors, publishing professionals, literary champions, and ultimately eager readers. Muse 2022 is celebrating all of the connections that enable and …

April 21, 2022 | Info

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How Being An “Other” Made Me A Writer

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GrubStreet instructor Aimee Suzara shares how outsiderhood and otherness can uniquely fuel creativity and why writing about home is a way for writers to define themselves. You can learn more about this subject in Aimee's upcoming Online: On Demand class Belonging: Writing Home & Identity for Writers of Color, starting May 4th.

March 25, 2022 | Aimee Suzara

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