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Starting from Scratch: Staring Down the Blank Screen

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Katrin Schumann asks, what happens when, after a long time writing and editing, you once again find yourself at the beginning of an entirely new project?


Some of you have been writing for a long time, and you likely have a manuscript or two going already. You may be astonished by how long it's taking to get your writing to where you want it to be—and perhaps you're learning about the utterly transformative power of deep editing.

November 7, 2018 | Katrin Schumann

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Lit Boston: What’s Happening in November?

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In the November 2018 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.

 

October 25, 2018 | Sarah Sturman

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

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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?

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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

Books & Reading Craft Advice Grub News Interviews New Writing The Workshop The Writing Life

Books that Made You Feel Seen

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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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