Writing to See What You Say

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GrubStreet Instructor Steven Beeber talks "Beeber’s First Law of Emotion" and shares the importance of putting words on the page. You can learn more in his upcoming Online: Zoom multi-week class, Jumpstart Your Novel, starting Wednesday, July 20th.

Steven Beeber

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The Heart of Productivity

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Author and GrubStreet Instructor Hillary Rettig talks productivity, perfectionism, and procrastination and shares the key to overcoming the disempowerment of procrastination. You can learn more in Hillary's upcoming Online: Zoom short class, How to Write a Lot, on Saturday, June 11th.

Hillary Rettig

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Join Us for an Upcoming In-Person FREE Writing Session

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Our free writing sessions are the perfect taste of Grub! Join us virtually, in-person, in the afternoon, or in the evening—there's a session for everyone!

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Why Write Fiction from Real Life?

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Author and GrubStreet Instructor Kayleigh Shoen shares why fiction writers should draw on their real lives in their work. You can learn more in Kayleigh’s upcoming In-Person: Seaport class, Writing Fiction from Real Life, starting May 2nd.



For a long time when I was starting out as a writer, I shied away from writing about my real life. It felt risky to portray my friends and family in ways they might not like, or to dramatize situations that could reflect badly on me. And, the times when I did choose to include situations from my life, it …

Kayleigh Shoen

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How Being An “Other” Made Me A Writer

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GrubStreet instructor Aimee Suzara shares how outsiderhood and otherness can uniquely fuel creativity and why writing about home is a way for writers to define themselves. You can learn more about this subject in Aimee's upcoming Online: On Demand class Belonging: Writing Home & Identity for Writers of Color, starting May 4th.

Aimee Suzara

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