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Writing Life Advice

Whats My Essay About Tips from the Essay Incubator

By Ethan Gilsdorf

Jul 10, 2024

What’s My Essay About? Tips from the Essay Incubator

The Essay Incubator is a 10-month intensive program for essay writers interested in drafting, revising, and publishing their work. Apply now for the 2024-25 Essay Incubator! Deadline is July 22nd.
Michelle Seaton Memoir Generator Blog 2024

By Michelle Seaton

Jun 11, 2024

Memoir Generator Instructor Statement

The Memoir Generator is an intensive program designed to help students in the early stages of writing a full-length memoir. Read more about the philosophy of the instructor, Michelle Seaton.
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By Ethan Gilsdorf

Apr 25, 2024

There and Back Again: Ethan Gilsdorf's GrubStreet Journey

We asked our Essay Incubator instructor Ethan Gilsdorf to share his GrubStreet journey with us. If you are considering our writing community for your personal craft exploration please join us on May 1st for our Summer 2024 Open House and Showcase where Ethan will be a featured reader.
Manuscript Mart Prep Day

Mar 15, 2024

Muse and the Marketplace: Manuscript Mart Prep Day

Make the most of your Muse and the Marketplace Manuscript Mart appointment! Join us on Wednesday March 20th for an online Manuscript Mart Prep Day Seminar lead by literary agent Sorche Fairbank.
Muse and the Marketplace A Literary Homecoming by Frankie Concepcion

Mar 11, 2024

Muse and the Marketplace - A Literary Homecoming

Short Story Incubator graduate and Muse presenter Frankie Concepcion shares her journey from her first workshop at GrubStreet through her return to this year's Muse and the Marketplace where she will lead a craft session.
Writing Your First Novel Be Messy and Be Radical

By Liz Santiago

Nov 21, 2023

Writing Your First Novel? Be Messy and Be Radical

Novel Generator Instructor Elizabeth Santiago shares how craft books can help you without writing your novel for you.
The Fellowship Transformed the Way I Saw Myself How Teen Writers are Creating Community at Grub

By Justin Celebi

Jun 14, 2023

“The Fellowship Transformed the Way I Saw Myself”: How Teen Writers are Creating Community at Grub

For three weeks every summer, GrubStreet's Teen Summer Fellowship immerses high school students in the writer's life of creative craft and publishing, working with published authors and receiving a stipend for their commitment to the program and their work as artists. 2017 Fellow Justin Celebi reflects on the community he found in the program, and how the friends he made transformed the way he felt about himself as a writer.
Meeting Yourself Where Youre At A Gentle Approach to Writing

By Claudia Wilson

Mar 9, 2023

Meeting Yourself Where You’re At: A Gentle Approach to Writing

Teaching Fellow Claudia Wilson shares the importance of meeting yourself with kindness in your writing practice.
Getting An Agent Wont Change Your Life

Sep 22, 2022

Getting An Agent Won’t Change Your Life

This post was originally published Dead Darlings a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.
What To Do When You Dont Know What To Write

By Katherine Yeh

Sep 8, 2022

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Write

GrubStreet Instructor Katherine Yeh shares how to get writing when the blank page is daunting. You can learn more in Katherine's upcoming multi-week class, Jumpstart Your Writing, starting October 11th in-person at our Seaport location.