“Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say goodbye. I hate goodbyes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.”
– Charles M. Schulz
Last year around this time, I wrote a post about how elated Michelle Hoover and I both felt following the pilot year of our team-taught Novel Incubator program
By Belle Brett
10 carefully selected, eager students with novel drafts
2 well-seasoned instructors with published novels (several published authors may be substituted for one instructor)
1 supportive writing organization (we recommend Grub Street)
Optional: Libations and treats
Note: The story contained in this entry is true(ish). The details (really, the majority of the material) have been changed to protect nobody in particular.
“How's that writing workshop going?” my mother often asks.
Of course, I tell her it's going well.
“Good,” she says. “Because I still don't have that house on the ocean.”
By Belle Brett
Writing is a solitary activity, isn’t it? Well, yes, if you consider only the time you spend inside your head or banging at the keyboard. As those of us who participated in the intense, year-long experience of the Novel Incubator (NI) can testify, writing is also very much about community. Among its many advantages, being a part of a writing community helps one to feel authenticated as a writer.
By Rob Wilstein
New York Times November 20, 2012
Simon & Schuster released a new novel by Herman Wouk, the 97-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Caine Mutiny,” the publisher said on Monday.
New York Times November 20, 2062
Eclipsing Herman Wouk’s long-held record, 110-year-old Boston author Rob Wilstein finally releases his first novel, his publisher said on Monday.