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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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Books that Made You a Writer

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 a writer. After scrutinizing our highly scientific social media poll, we present to you this non-exhaustive list of Grubbie-approved gateway reads.

 

Grub Instructor Britni de la Cretaz says Baseball Life Advice by Stacey May Fowles convinced her to dive into sports writing. “If she could write essays about her feelings and anxiety and domestic violence and tie it all back to baseball, so could I.”

 

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July 13, 2018 | Sarah Colwill-Brown

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How Writing Returns us to Wonder

Given the busyness of our lives, finding time to “dwell in possibility,” as Emily Dickinson writes, isn’t easy. In this post, Grub Instructor Ben Berman thinks about how the writing process returns us to wonder and gives us the chance to “contemplate this world with a mixture of reverie and reverence.”

 

We are in the CVS parking lot, waiting for my wife to finish some errands, when my five-year-old notices an inchworm on her car window and starts to panic.

 

It’s okay, I say. It’s on the outside.

 

I don’t care, she screams. Kill it!

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July 11, 2018 | Ben Berman

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The Northeasterners Presents GrubStreet with $5,000 Donation at National Convention

BOSTON, MA - On Saturday, June 2 at its 2018 National Convention, the Northeasterners, a social organization for African-American women, awarded GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) with a $5,000 donation. The gift was a part of theNortheasterners' annual charitable donation, which is presented to a local organization in the event host’s city.

The Northeasterners selected YAWP after attending a special reading by GrubStreet’s Teen Summer Fellows last July. “We were so impressed by the youth and GrubStreet’s mission to transform lives through narrative, in particular, young writers of color,” said Deborah Plummer, president of the Boston chapter ...

June 6, 2018 | Info

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Take a Free Creative Writing Workshop with GrubStreet & BPL

GrubStreet and Boston Public Library have just announced the relaunch of their neighborhood writing program, Write Down the Street. Participants can take a six-week bilingual writing workshop in Egleston Square, or stop by an hour-long drop-in session in Mattapan.

September 28, 2017 | Info

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