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What to Do After Attending a Writing Conference

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Writers attending conferences - like last week's The Muse & The Marketplace 2021 - tend to react to the experience in one of two ways: despair or elation.

 

Camp #1 is overwhelmed with information. Too much of the advice they absorbed seemed contradictory or overly complicated. They’re not sure they even like agents and editors anymore. And dammit, if all those other attendees are trying to get published, how do they stand a chance? 

Katrin Schumann

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Are You Ready to Query Agents?

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Author and GrubStreet instructor Katrin Schumann shares some tips and practical insight into how to present your work in the most compelling way possible for agents. You can learn more about this subject in Katrin's upcoming class "Time to Find an Agent: Perfecting Your Pitch" starting March 11th.

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Introducing the Grubbie Debut Author Series

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We’re kicking 2021 off by launching the Grubbie Debut Author Series, a celebratory new reading and conversation series that goes behind the scenes with members of the GrubStreet community to launch their debut books.

 

These are all authors whose time in GrubStreet’s classes, conferences, and/or events helped shape their books in some important way. In candid conversations with fellow authors, we’ll hear how these Grubbies went from aspiring to published, what inspired and sustained their stories, and how each book developed and changed along the way. 

 

Mark your calendar for our first three launches:  ...

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Can an Editor "Fix" Really Bad Writing?

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By Katrin Schumann

Editors often see projects at radially different stages of development. Truthfully, we sometimes see writing that is really, well, bad.

But does this mean it’s hopeless? When do you know if something is too "bad" to be worth fixing?

Of course, "bad" is a highly subjective term. Writing might seem "bad" to one reader, while another reader loves it

Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice New Writing The Writing Life

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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