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Lit Boston: What’s Happening in October?

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In the October 2018 edition of "Lit Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings.

September 25, 2018 | Sarah Sturman

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Everything Novel: Three Authors Share Edits Made to their Latest Novels  

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Last month at DeadDarlings, we were lucky enough to speak with three authors who’ve recently had new novels released. You can read the full interviews with Jenna Blum, Julia Fine, and Rebecca Makkai on our site, but we thought it would be fun for us to share what edits they took on before publishing their latest work. 

 

 

Jenna Blum, best-selling author and Grub Instructor

Jenna Blum, a 20-year Grub Street teacher and New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us (Harcourt, 2002) and The Stormchasers (Dutton, 2010), has just published her third novel ...

September 21, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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Craft, Process & Finding the Life: Jamel Brinkley Talks to Jonathan Escoffery

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Jamel Brinkley's debut collection, A Lucky Man, has garnered great praise from all corners of the literary community. According to Publishers Weekly, the nine stories in Brinkley’s promising debut address persistent issues of race, class, and masculinity across three decades of New York City’s history.

September 6, 2018 | Colwill Brown

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Tips on Getting Those Dreaded 'Blurbs' for Your Book

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Asking for endorsements from established writers for your upcoming book can be a cringe-worthy endeavor. Katrin Schumann looks at how to do it right.

 

 

Does it influence you when a writer you admire endorses a book you're considering buying? For most readers, seeing killer blurbs from known names can make the difference. 

September 5, 2018 | Katrin Schumann

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First Time Authors Share Seven Things that Surprised Them After Selling Their Books

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The traditional publishing process can be full of surprises for a first-time author. Here's what a few writers publishing in 2019 have learned since signing on the dotted line.

 

We make all sorts of assumptions about what it will be like to actually become published authors for the first time

August 1, 2018 | Katrin Schumann

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