Just Do It--Get Your Stories Down on Paper, Now!

By Katrin Schumann

My friend Stephen had an incredibly interesting life. When he died at age 50, he left behind a small family and lots of burned bridges. One thing he didn’t leave behind—something so important that its absence is a tragedy—was any kind of cogent record of his life or work. 

There are pictures and half remembered stories. There are paintings and sculptures, covered in Saharan dust, the details of their provenance lost forever

September 6, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

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Meet a Grubbie: Jennifer Crystal

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 Jennifer CrystalYou can catch Jennifer in person this September, in 6 Weeks, 6 Essays, starting Thursday, September 7th, and Writing About Place, starting Monday, September 11th.

 

What author, living or dead, would you most like to have dinner with and why?
What an honor it would be to have dinner with Maya Angelou. Her words have spoken to me since I first read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in ninth ...

August 22, 2017 | Jennifer Crystal

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Meet a Grubbie: Jenn Scheck-Kahn

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 Jenn Scheck-KahnYou can catch Jenn in person this September, in her eight-week class, Literary Magazines: a 360 Degree View, starting Friday, September 8th.

August 8, 2017 | Jenn Scheck-Kahn

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Meet a Grubbie: Ethan Gilsdorf

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 Ethan GilsdorfYou can catch Ethan in person this September, in his twelve-week class, Writing and Publishing the Risky Narrative Personal Essay, or online, in 6 Weeks, 6 Op-Eds, both of which begin on Tuesday, September 12th. If you're ready for the next level, check out Ethan's Master Narrative Personal Essay course, beginning Thursday, September 14th.

 

What favorite book of yours was made into a movie, which did you like ...

August 1, 2017 | Ethan Gilsdorf

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Twenty Tips from Published Writers (That They Wish They'd Known Earlier!)

By Katrin Schumann

The best advice comes from people who have been in the trenches. Battled the highs and lows, enjoyed successes and perhaps been disappointed--or delighted--by the unexpected.

I recently asked some of my writer colleagues, friends, clients and former students--all now published--for advice they wish they'd known before launching into the process. Here are the top twenty tips:

July 5, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice The Writing Life