Top Four Writers' Phobias, and What to Do About Them in 2018

By Katrin Schumann

I write a lot about writers’ insecurities because for 99.9 percent of us, fear lurks behind the brave faces we put on. Depending on where we are in our careers, we may all be afraid of different types of failures, but these deep-seated anxieties rarely go away completely.

Most artists learn to live with fear—and some learn to use it to drive toward better work. I might even dare to say that if you don’t experience doubt or fear, you should be worried. Overconfidence usually doesn’t serve writers well.

January 3, 2018 | Katrin Schumann

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Author Newsletters--Yay or Nay?

By Katrin Schumann

Media marketing experts agree that maintaining a robust newsletter is one of the best ways for an author to build a core audience--a group of people who will be more interested and committed to you and your work than, say, that stranger lurking on twitter or the random people liking your Instagram shots.

December 6, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Meet a Grubbie: David Goldstein

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 student David Goldstein, who will be performing at Grub's Lit Up Gala on October 5th! David received his MFA from Emerson College in 2010 and graduated from Grub's Novel Incubator program this past year

September 26, 2017 | GrubWrites

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Meet a Grubbie: Sarah Annibale

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 Sarah Annibale, current student in the Novel Incubator and a 2017 Pauline Scheer Fellow. Sarah is an avid writer, traveler and wine enthusiast who once pursued a career in forensic science, until she realized that processing human remains and dusting for prints made better story material than career material

September 21, 2017 | GrubWrites

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Q&A With Author & Grub Board Member Alice Hoffman

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. Our "Meet a Grubbie" series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this special edition, meet Alice Hoffman, GrubStreet board member and beloved author of over thirty novels, including Practical Magic, and it's long-awaited prequel, The Rules of Magic (on sale October 10!) We asked Alice some burning questions in the lead up to GrubStreet's Lit Up Gala on October 5th, where Alice will be honored with the Grubby Award.

 


At Grub, we’re huge fans of Practical Magic. What can we expect from The Rules of ...

September 19, 2017 | GrubWrites

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