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Research While Writing: Handle With Care!

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By Katrin Schumann

Today, March 4, is the official Boston launch of my second novel, This Terrible Beauty. It's a momentous occasion for me for many reasons, not least of which is that I feel proud of finding what I think is the right balance between fact and fiction.

What I mean is, I had so, so, SO much material for this book

Katrin Schumann

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Write Down the Street: The Writer's Workshop

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This month, Neighborhood Fellow Quentin Lucas shares his thoughts on the skills all writers need to develop.

 

There never has been nor will there ever be a writer who couldn’t benefit from a good workshop. And there never has been nor will there ever be a writer who hasn’t felt some bit of apprehension around workshops.


But writing is not for the faint of heart.

Quentin Lucas

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February 2020 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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The February 2020 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, buying the candy that goes on sale after Valentine’s day. That matters too.

Mia Narciso

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FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Session Tomorrow 2/12

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Do you work downtown and want to fit some writing into your day? Or do you have a schedule that gives you free afternoons instead of evenings? Bring your lunch and come on over to GrubStreet tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises

Mia Narciso

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Is Productivity Always Good for Writers?

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By Katrin Schumann

How long does it really take to write a book? From beginning the first draft to seeing it on bookshelves? It's generally accepted that more books = more success/ happiness. But what does being "productive" really mean, and does it make you happy as a writer? 

I used to think the solution to almost all writerly problems lay in having more timea comforting thought since I had so very little of that particular commodity. Simple, I thought: when I have more time, I'll do more writing, and I'll be happy and productive.

On some level ...

Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Craft Advice The Writing Life