We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.
This month's installment focuses on Pat Barker's use of verb tenses in her novel Noonday--in one sentence in particular that moves nimbly between ...
April 26, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis
By Katrin Schumann
Do you ever really struggle to find just the right book to fit your mood? When I’m deeply embroiled in my own writing, I get particularly fussy about my reading material. I want to be inspired and energized—I really don’t want to think: How the hell did THIS get published?
So when I find a book that grabs me and won’t let go, I’m filled with pure delight and gratitude
April 5, 2017 | Katrin Schumann
What now? Here at the DeadDarlings office we headed into a new year under a new presidency. Writers know how to handle transitions. We notice the shifts taking place within our scenes or between our chapters and choose how to smooth out the journey for our readers by looking at what has to change and what stays the same from one state to the next. Last month we looked at all the things we want to keep doing in 2017.
February 17, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings
In the lead up to our fall appeal, we asked members of the community why they give to GrubStreet. In this edition, donor and novelist Mameve Medwed tells us why she donates.
I support Grub Street because it’s a wonderfully diverse group of people united by a love of good writing. If you need financial assistance, it’s there. If you need encouragement—and who doesn’t—it’s there
November 14, 2016 | GrubWrites
In this series, "Why I Write," members of the Grub community share what compels them to put words onto paper day after day. In this edition, Memoir Incubator graduate Priscilla Bourgoine describes how writing is her way of making a difference.
Sixteen summers ago, I visited the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway