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The Glamorous Writer’s Life

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By Kate Flora

As a child growing up a small town with the library as my refuge, I thought writers were gods. I imagined that they lived very glamorous lives, an image that was fed by TV and the movies and novels that I read. Writers lived in New York. They went to swank parties and hobnobbed with famous people. They were sent around the country, if not around the world, on book tours. They rode in limos

February 16, 2012 | Kate Flora

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Department of Congratulations, Let's Measure the Yard With Yards of Beer Edition

There's an almost intimidating amount of good news this month (at least from an editorial standpoint). We'll start with some timely nuptial news: Grub instructors Jenn De Leon and Adam Stumacher will be getting married this Sunday, February 19th, in Guatamala. They met through Grub Street, and we couldn't be more excited for them! In other Jenn and Adam news, Jenn was awarded a four-week fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center where she will be working on novel revisions, and Adam has been awarded a fellowship from Spiro Arts, which includes a six week residency in Park ...

February 13, 2012 | Info

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May the Goddess Lakshmi Be With You

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At 8:14 this morning, I get an urgent email from an editor at the Daily Mail, in England. Her name is Sophia (not So-fee-ah, but So-FI-ah) Money-Coutts. What a name. How British. Suddenly I'm on a trip down memory lane:  houses in Chiswick, nifty raincoats, figgy pudding...

OK, wait. We're on deadline here. The Daily Mail is doing a story on my book

January 5, 2012 | Katrin Schumann

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Department of Congratulations, Thirty-Gallon Hat and Hip-High Cowboy Boot Edition

Many wonderful writers to congratulate this month! First up, lots of great news from our instructors and Muse presenters. Muse presenter Sarah Smith's novel The Other Side of Dark won the Massachusetts Book Award for best young adult novel of the year. Sue Williams is thrilled to be writing a weekly online sex column for Boston Magazine, under her pen name Lana Fox

December 8, 2011 | Info

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The Value of Leisurely Cross-Pollination

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Do you hole up in near seclusion to create your opus? Do you tweet madly for ideas and encouragement? Do you read fiction while you write fiction? Where do you find your inspiration and your will to carry on in spite of the self-doubt? Do you search for answers in what other fiction writers do?

December 1, 2011 | Katrin Schumann

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