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“Would We Lie to You?”: No Longer Private

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[Another entry in the ongoing blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]

by Molly Howes

My practice as a clinical psychologist has, across many years, provided a peculiar version of privacy: I am often intensely focused on another person in an intimate connection. I am strongly present in that real human relationship. But I am also separate, because my own life is largely extraneous to the work we are doing. The time-honored “blank slate” of the therapist requires me to keep information about myself out of the patient’s way.

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Goodbye To All That . . . Workshopping

[Another entry in the ongoing blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]

by Sari Boren

emily-workshopI have always been an evangelist for Grub Street’s workshop-based classes.

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The “Post” Post

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[Another entry in the ongoing blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]

by Deborah L. Blicher

The Non-Fiction Career Lab ended with a class reading on May 29th, so I am writing this post-graduation.

After a year of meeting weekly with my intelligent, talented lab partners and teachers, I feel inspired to set myself up as a freelancer. I'll write feature stories! Pitch paying markets! Write essays! Submit to literary magazines I'd only dreamed about! But where to start?

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Thinking Like a Photographer

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[Another entry in the on-going blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]

by Claire Cheney

When I'm stuck in my writing, I take pictures.

The past two weeks have been difficult, as I'm sure they have been for anyone living here in Boston—from being told to 'shelter in place' to being bombarded with story after story about the bombing and subsequent 102-hour man-hunt that shook our city to its core

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Go Ahead and Submit, But Try Not to Care

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[Another entry in the ongoing blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]

by Molly Howes

I can’t take exception to Michelle Seaton’s recent encouragement in the Grub Street blog to submit and submit again. [See here and here.]

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