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"The Hardest Job You'll Never Get Paid For": A Conversation with Cottonmouths Author Kelly J. Ford

Novel Incubator graduate and Grub Instructor Kelly J. Ford's searing debut novel, Cottonmouths, has just hit the shelves. After spending a feverish night inhaling this unputdownable story about love and meth in the rural South, GrubWrites Editor and fellow Novel Incubator alum Sarah Colwill-Brown couldn't wait to sit down with Kelly for a chat about the pains and pleasures of novel writing, navigating the publishing industry, and the scary prospect of writing about home. Cottonmouths follows Emily Skinner, a young college drop out forced to return home to small town Arkansas after losing her scholarship. Back under ...

August 10, 2017 | Sarah Colwill-Brown

Interviews

In Pursuit of the Perfect Logline

Recent Novel Incubator graduate Julie Carrick Dalton interviews Lane "The Logline Whisperer" Shefter Bishop--director, producer, and Muse & the Marketplace presenter--about how to reduce a whole novel to one pitch-perfect sentence.

June 30, 2017 | Julie Dalton

The Writing Life

How to Alienate Your Queer Self During a Pride Literary Event

Milo Todd, recent graduate of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator  program, on his first foray into the fraught world of literary panel moderation.

 

 

To kick off Pride Month this year, on June 5th GrubStreet hosted an event at Trident Booksellers called “Queering Literature: A Pride Panel.”

June 29, 2017 | Milo Todd

The Writing Life

Our Diploma is Your Published Novel: The Books of the Novel Incubator

The Novel Incubator is a program for writers interested in a deep revision of their novel draft, a comprehensive study of the novel form, and a thoughtful introduction to the publishing world. A unique and innovative course, the Novel Incubator is also producing books at a rate of knots, with 20% of our graduates find publishing homes for their books and several more are currently represented by top literary agents. We asked Incubator authors what they got out of the program, and how the course helped them on the path to publication. Want to learn how to ...

February 1, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Workshop

How Novelists Recover History’s Marginalized Heroes

I started off as a fiction writer with one goal and one goal only: create and bring to life protagonists from off the beaten path. I wanted complex, accurate portrayals of LGBTQ people. People of color. Poor people. People living with disabilities or without families or struggling with PTSD.

I wanted all sorts of stuff. In all sorts of books. And with so much of that raw material existing in our day-to-day, it’s disappointing that canonical literature largely continues to stick to a particular—shall we say—bent.

July 22, 2016 | Milo Todd

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