Behind the Scenes at #Muse15: Intern Edition

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Muse season! The big event is right around the corner. I’m ashamed to say that I’m an English major who has lived in Boston for the past 4 years and this is the first time I’ll be attending (working?) the Muse and the Marketplace conference. However, as a GrubStreet intern, I’ve jumped into the Muse scene in a big way this year.

March 27, 2015 | Grub Intern

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Keeping Writing In Your Back Pocket

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“Those who take joy in writing are never in want of something to do.”


I just came up with that while sitting at my intern desk at GrubStreet. I think it sounds good to me because it’s true, and that’s what good writing is: translating the truth—as we know it—into words. The above quotation is certainly true to me as I have found immense pleasure and repeatedly escaped aimlessness by keeping writing in my back pocket.

October 10, 2014 | Grub Intern

Inspiration Intern Desk

Reading For Fun In College

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I’ve always loved reading. I can’t pinpoint exactly when it began, but I do have photo and video evidence that I’ve loved reading even before I could read on my own. That is, I’ve always loved stories – from the time that I had to rely on my parents to read to me, or when I had to count on the illustrations on the page to inform me of the plot of the story.

September 30, 2014 | Grub Intern

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From the Intern Desk: The Argument for Procrastination

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by Kirby Pendergast 

You are about to be tested. The creators of a new form of intelligence test are still refining their product. However, they have already found ample evidence that the test can diagnose extremes. A very low score indicates low ability. A high score is proof of very high intelligence. Would you try to get the lowest score you could?

November 27, 2013 | Info

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Can Nonfiction Writers Be Happy—and Still Write?

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by Caitlin McGill

The longer we’re away from our writing projects (that is, the more time we squander coming up with excuses for why we’re just too busy to write), the harder it is to come back to those projects, to sit down in front our laptops or notepads and write. Actually write

September 6, 2013 | Info

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