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What Not to Do in a Radio Interview

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Do not:

  1. Use your cell phone. When a panicked producer hears static or you lose your connection, you will be forever remembered as: That author who subjected our national audience to 15 minutes of white noise.
  2. Use a phone that has call waiting. It's very distracting to talk accompanied by insistent beeps.
  3. Eat breakfast, lunch or dinner five minutes before your live show. Your stomach will thank you for abstaining.
November 6, 2014 | Katrin Schumann

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Writers Who Relocate: On Finding Community

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There were a million other things to focus on: parenting, work, loading the dishwasher, oh and moving halfway across the country. Grub Street's Launch Lab application deadline came at the worst time. Where in my day of working full time, spending quality time with my son, unpacking boxes, and fighting with the internet company was I going to sit down and fill out the forms? So I didn’t, and I convinced myself that I wouldn’t be missing anything, that it wasn’t worth all the effort

October 15, 2014 | Nadine Johnstone

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The Marketplace Clinic, Or, The In-Between Time: What to Do Between Writing Your Book and Its Debut

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Lynne Griffin and Katrin Schumann, who facilitate GrubStreet’s Launch Lab, a program for authors about directing their careers, recently got together to talk about the new Marketplace Clinic, a “conference-within-a-conference” at this year’s Muse and the Marketplace (May 2 – 4).

April 10, 2014 | Info

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