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Lessons from the Workshop: GrubStreet or Bust

After taking a Jumpstart Your Novel course with us last term, Nicole Boudreau was inspired to share what she learned in class, how it changed her perspective as a writer, and why she'll be back at Grub soon. She kindly let us re-post it on GrubWrites. Thanks, Nicole! We're still blushing.This essay was originally posted on Nicole Boudreau's blog, Novel Excuses.

September 20, 2016 | GrubWrites

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Take Your Stories From Good to Outstanding: Introducing the Short Story Incubator with Ron MacLean

In advance of our inaugural Short Story Incubator program, instructor Ron MacLean explains what fiction writers can get out of six-months intensive study, describes his ideal Incubator student, and lays out the program's "ruthless and joyous focus on taking stories from workshop good to publishable." 

June 28, 2016 | GrubWrites

Interviews The Workshop

What Makes a Good Workshop Citizen?

Writers often say that the workshop experience is crucial in developing their art. Creating a vibrant and productive workshop is not a matter of luck — there are things we can all do to be better workshop citizens. For this special edition of Sound Skeins, we asked a selection of the dedicated writers, authors, and instructors in our community what we should all be doing to ensure we become valuable, productive, and responsible members of any writing class

June 15, 2016 | Eson Kim

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A Conversation with Lisa Borders and Pamela Wechsler, Author of Mission Hill


Only a week after its May 3rd publication, Pamela Wechsler’s first novel, Mission Hill, has garnered praise from Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Post, Associated Press, and many other sources

May 10, 2016 | Lisa Borders

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Not Only Has GrubStreet Made Me a Better Instructor, It Has Made Me a Better Person

Some call them writing workshops — I call them therapy sessions.

As a new instructor at GrubStreet, I thought I knew what to expect when I walked into my first "Jumpstart Your Writing" class this past January. We would discuss the setbacks students experience when it comes to writing, which would encompass everything from the misconceptions surrounding syntax to why they couldn't get their novel off the ground

April 7, 2016 | Candace McDuffie

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