Join the first virtual Tell-All Boston event on May 7th at 7:00pm, brought to you by alumni of GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator and Essay Incubator (and co-sponsored by Porter Square Books). Maya Shanbhag Lang, author of What We Carry: A Memoir will be reading alongside featured readers including Susan McGee Bailey, Alicia Googins, Shirley Jones-Luke, and Linda K. Wertheimer. For more details and to register, visit the Tell-All Boston website.
Our Memoir Incubator Program is an MFA-level course, spanning 12 months, for ten memoir writers interested in drafting, developing or revising their memoir drafts, a comprehensive craft-based study of the memoir form, and, as appropriate, a thoughtful introduction to the memoir publishing market.
In light of the unforeseen circumstances Covid-19 has caused for so many, the Memoir Incubator deadline has been EXTENDED to March 27th, 2020, at 11:59PM. Learn more and apply here.
Interested in taking your memoir to the next level? Join us for an informal Q&A session on our Memoir Incubator program on Wednesday, February 5th, from 6:00-8:00pm. Instructor Alysia Abbott and alumni of the program will be there to answer any questions you have about the Memoir Incubator program
In the past few years, I've done an enormous amount of editing. I work as a manuscript consultant and help other writers develop their books, and I've (almost completely) rewritten two novels. Here are some of the things I've learned about the editing process:
TOP FALSE ASSUMPTIONS EDITING CLIENTS MAKE
1. An editor will "fix" your manuscript. (An editor can help you fix it.)