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Being a "Good Enough" Writer is a Brilliant Strategy

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By Katrin Schuman

 

All writers are a crazy mixture of egotistical, manic, single-minded, optimistic on the one hand and sensitive, catastrophizing, scattered and pessimistic on the other - at least all the ones I know. How do we live and produce work in a world filled with such extremes? Especially now when our political and physical reality is so chaotic?

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Lit Boston: What's Happening in October?

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In the October 2020 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, taking place virtually. See below for our list of local literary happenings.

 

Virtual Event: Joanna Schaffhausen in conversation with Edwin Hill

Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 PM | Event Fee: $0

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October Workshops

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Want to stay connected to your writing this fall? Look no further than our new batch of October workshops. Whether you want to produce fresh work by tackling six stories in six weeks, make the blank page less scary by outlining your novel, or write a genre-bending memoir, we've got a remote workshop for you:

 

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October 2020 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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The October 2020 edition of "Writing Life Essentials" is a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards. We try to prioritize opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities

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We Want to Hear from You!

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We value your opinion. Let us know how we're doing and what you'd like to see from us in the future in our annual community surveyThis survey will take less than 5 minutes, and we promise to read every comment. Plus, if you take the survey before TOMORROW, October 1st, you can enter to win a free GrubStreet multi-week class! Complete the survey here.

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