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Everything Novel: Two Debut Authors Share What Drove Them to Publish

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Last month at DeadDarlings, we were lucky enough to speak to two authors about their debut works. Ladee Hubbard told us about what led to The Talented Ribkins (Melville House, 2017) and Arif Anwar shared how he wrote The Storm, (HarperCollins/Simon & Schuster May 2018).

 

 

Ladee: What did it take to get The Talented Ribkins sold and onto the bookshelves?

November 21, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice Interviews

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

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

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

Craft Advice Interviews

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

Everything Novel: Three Authors Share Edits Made to their Latest Novels  

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Last month at DeadDarlings, we were lucky enough to speak with three authors who’ve recently had new novels released. You can read the full interviews with Jenna Blum, Julia Fine, and Rebecca Makkai on our site, but we thought it would be fun for us to share what edits they took on before publishing their latest work. 

 

 

Jenna Blum, best-selling author and Grub Instructor

Jenna Blum, a 20-year Grub Street teacher and New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us (Harcourt, 2002) and The Stormchasers (Dutton, 2010), has just published her third novel ...

September 21, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Books & Reading Interviews The Writing Life