Thank you to our Muse 2022 sponsor, the Author Accelerator!
One of the hardest parts of writing is getting out of your own head and adopting the perspective of your characters and your readers. Becoming a book coach helps you build this skill.
In addition to learning about craft issues like Show Don’t Tell and How to Write a Query Letter, book coaches learn how to think big about the marketplace, how to consider the benefits of various narrative structures, and how to identify the mistakes writers often get wrong.
“I have an MA in English… as well as an …
How to Write a Novel in 30 Short Years: An Interview with Literary Veteran & Grub Debut Novelist Steve Almond
Steve Almond taught his first class for Grub back in 1998 as one of the organization’s earliest instructors. In the years since, he has taught hundreds of classes, not just at Grub but at Emerson, Boston College, and, most recently, Wesleyan and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. He’s published twelve books, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His short stories have appeared in the Best American Short Stories, Best American Erotica, Best American Mysteries, and the Pushcart Prize; and his essays have appeared everywhere from the New York Times Magazine to Playboy. …
The May 2022 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. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, prowling bookstores. That’s important, too.
Every month, we celebrate successes of all stripes! In April, Grubbies were published in literary journals across the country, won awards and prizes, published books, and so much more. Our community closed April 2022 out with 38 publications, five book publications, three awards and prizes, and one book deal