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On the Virtues & Vices of Being a "Pantser" vs a "Plotter"

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By Katrin Schumann

I'm deep in the throes of writing a new book. My first novel The Forgotten Hours came out in 2019, and my second one, This Terrible Beauty (which I actually wrote first) was published a year later. I also have a novel-in-a-drawer... and a bunch of nonfiction books and collaborations.

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Free Virtual Event: What Just Happened: Writers Discuss the Post-Election Moment

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 4:30 PM (EST)

 

GrubStreet is thrilled to be co-sponsoring Harvard Book Store's virtual event What Just Happened: Writers Discuss the Post-Election Moment, featuring acclaimed writers and thinkers Stephen Greenblatt, Martha Minow, Timothy Snyder, and Mariama White-Hammond. This panel discussion – moderated by National Book Award-winning writer and novelist James Carroll – will explore the post-election moment: what just happened, what's happening now, and what must happen next. 

 

This virtual event is open to the public and free with a $3 contribution suggested at registration. Reserve your ...

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Lit Boston: What's Happening in November?

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In the November 2020 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, taking place virtually. See below for our list of local literary happenings.

Virtual: Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby, Sacrifice of Darkness

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Writing Black Joy: True Stories From Real People

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In partnership with MBK Boston and the Black Joy Project by Thaddeus Miles, we're launching the Black Joy Writing competition. During a time when the news is mostly dispiriting, we want to read true stories about joy – specifically Black joy: moments, scenes, memories, that celebrate Black families, relationships, culture, and history. We are looking for a vivid story that is transporting and meaningful – maybe funny, maybe poignant, but always with joy at its center. Learn more and apply before this Monday, October 12th.

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Being a "Good Enough" Writer is a Brilliant Strategy

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By Katrin Schuman

 

All writers are a crazy mixture of egotistical, manic, single-minded, optimistic on the one hand and sensitive, catastrophizing, scattered and pessimistic on the other - at least all the ones I know. How do we live and produce work in a world filled with such extremes? Especially now when our political and physical reality is so chaotic?

Katrin Schumann

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