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Novel Generator Applications Due 1/10

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Ready to write the first draft of your novel? GrubStreet’s Novel Generator is a 9-month program designed to help students at all levels complete the first drafts of their novels. Applications are due by 11:59PM on January 10th, 2022.

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Apply to a Novel Intensive

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Novel Generator

Ready to write the first draft of your novel? GrubStreet’s Novel Generator is a 9-month program designed to help students at all levels complete the first drafts of their novels.

Writing a first draft is a very different process from revising a finished draft. A writer working on their first draft is discovering the answers to the most basic questions about their novel as they writes: Who are these people

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Apply to the Spring 2022 Novel Generator

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Ready to write the first draft of your novel? GrubStreet’s Novel Generator is a 9-month program designed to help students at all levels complete the first drafts of their novels.

Writing a first draft is a very different process from revising a finished draft. A writer working on their first draft is discovering the answers to the most basic questions about their novel as they writes: Who are these people

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Do Authors Really Need to be a "Brand"?

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When I teach workshops on writing and/or publishing, I often start out by asking writers to work on the "one-liner" for their projects, whether fiction, nonfiction, or collections. I encourage them to try winnowing it down to just one line — and no, that single line can't comprise 200 words.

Usually someone will ask, sometimes a little aggressively, "Why?" The subtext is perfectly reasonable: their book or collection is too complex to be expressed in one line

Katrin Schumann

When Being a Writer Means Playing the Waiting Game

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By Katrin Schumann

You may have heard, these days many writers are waiting. Waiting to hear back from their overwhelmed agents. Waiting to hear from busy publishers. Waiting for Covid to really be OVER so they can do live book events again. Waiting for inspiration becuase they're exhausted by the last year and a half. Waiting because their release dates have been moved (again).

Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading The Writing Life