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Getting An Agent Won’t Change Your Life

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This post was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.

 

“I love these pages. This is exactly the type of novel I represent. Send it to me!”

The agent was saying all the things you dream an agent will say when you sign up for a Manuscript Mart appointment at GrubStreet’s Muse and the Marketplace conference–but my pulse, as I took this in, was unexpectedly regular. Oh, wow, I heard myself thinking, with quiet surprise. It doesn’t even matter.

Never had I …

September 22, 2022 | Info

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

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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.

September 8, 2022 | Katherine Yeh

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What Makes a Great Writing Prompt?

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Author and GrubStreet Instructor Kayleigh Shoen shares her guidelines for a great writing prompt. You can learn more in Kayleigh’s FREE upcoming seminar, Short and Sweet: Fiction Generator, in-person at our Seaport location on August 27th.

 

 

Recently, I was watching a TV show in which an astronaut climbed out of his spaceship to make a repair. As I looked at the tiny cord that prevented him from floating off into the endless emptiness of space, I thought, hey, I know that feeling.

Writing prompts have saved me from the infinite abyss of the blank doc more times than …

August 8, 2022 | Kayleigh Shoen

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What Can Films Teach Us As Writers?

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GrubStreet Instructor Tim Horvath talks the bounds of fiction and film and what we have to learn from our favorite movies. You can learn more in his upcoming Online: Zoom multi-week class, Cinefiction: Improving Your Stories Through Film, starting Wednesday, July 20th.

July 15, 2022 | Tim Horvath

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Writing to See What You Say

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GrubStreet Instructor Steven Beeber talks "Beeber’s First Law of Emotion" and shares the importance of putting words on the page. You can learn more in his upcoming Online: Zoom multi-week class, Jumpstart Your Novel, starting Wednesday, July 20th.

June 29, 2022 | Steven Beeber

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