How the Essay Incubator Transformed My Writing and Reshaped My Life

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 Jennifer Dines writes about her experience in the Essay Incubator and how the program transformed her writing and reshaped her life. Applications for the 2022-23 Essay Incubator are now open until Monday, August 1st, 2022. Learn more about the program and how to apply here.

Jennifer Dines

Grub News The Workshop

5 Ways Writing to Heal Helped Me Grow

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The Writing to Heal Immersive is an immersive program designed to give nonfiction students a deep dive into how the writing process can serve as a healing tool for adversity. We are now accepting applications for the 2022 - 2023 immersive. Apply here by Monday, August 1st at 11:59pm ET. Fellowships are available! 


Writing a story about your own life is a form of narrative medicine, one that facilitates the process of storytelling as beautiful, healing art. Yet it can also be daunting – delving deeply into your life and creating a story is no small …

Emily Shawn

Grub News The Workshop

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

Craft Advice Grub News The Writing Life

What’s My Essay About? Tips from the Essay Incubator

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The Essay Incubator is a 10-month intensive program for essay writers interested in drafting, revising, and publishing their work. We are now accepting applications for the 2022 - 2023 incubator. Apply here by Monday, August 1st at 11:59pm ET. Fellowships are available!


Here’s the number one challenge I see students in my Essay Incubator program face: What is my essay about?

Of course, we don’t always know what we want to write until we sit down to write it. But once you have that first messy draft on the page, students sometimes find it difficult to …

Ethan Gilsdorf

Craft Advice Grub News The Workshop