Lessons on Writing, from the Sweat Lodge

By Katrin Schumann

It wasn't until I saw the tiny opening that we were supposed to crawl through that I started to panic. I was in Mexico, just about to clamber into a sweat lodge with seven strangers. I frantically scanned their faces to see if anyone else was also realizing that this plan was clearly nutso.

Everyone seemed perfectly calm. 

Katrin Schumann

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Author Newsletters--Yay or Nay?

By Katrin Schumann

Media marketing experts agree that maintaining a robust newsletter is one of the best ways for an author to build a core audience--a group of people who will be more interested and committed to you and your work than, say, that stranger lurking on twitter or the random people liking your Instagram shots.

Katrin Schumann

The Spaces Between: Linking Queerness & Writing

GrubStreet's Program Coordinator Lauren Smith reflects on the relationship between her queerness and her love of language, and how the community she found at GrubStreet recognizes both.

 

In honor of Pride Month this June, Trident Booksellers & Cafe held the GrubStreet Pride Panel, featuring several LGBT authors. Sitting in the audience, I thought, not for the first time since finding GrubStreet, that I was surrounded by people who understood me and who I was.

Ren C. Smith

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Meet a Grubbie: Kelly J. Ford

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet Grub instructor Kelly J. Ford. Kelly's debut novel, Cottonmouths, came out June of this year. She is a GrubStreet Novel Incubator graduate and a current contributor/editor for Dead Darlings, a writing-focused website. Her short fiction has appeared in Black Heart Magazine, Fried Chicken and Coffee, and Knee-Jerk Magazine. Catch Kelly in action during her Jumpstart Your Novel class starting August 3rd or her #OurVoices LGBTQ teen writing camp from August 7th to ...

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