Hunker Down and Write!

By Katrin Schumann

I've had a hard time writing these last few months, and yet I've written a lot. Many writers and artists are wondering "What's the point?"-- and I've fallen into that trap many a day. Who cares about my little imaginary drama when real life dramas are playing out in such astonishing ways? 

When there's political and cultural upheaval, some artists are galvanized, and some are overwhelmed.

February 2, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Does Writing Advice Work for You?

By Katrin Schumann

Do you hole up in near seclusion like Jonathan Franzen to create your opus? Do you use social media for ideas and encouragement? Do you read fiction while you write fiction? Where do you find your inspiration and your will to carry on in spite of the self-doubt? Do you search for answers in what other fiction writers do?

Ultimately, the only thing that matters is what works for you.

December 7, 2016 | Katrin Schumann

How to Get the Most Out of Feedback on Your Book

By Katrin Schumann

All writers need readers for drafts of their work. It’s critical to understand whether your vision for the book has been realized, or whether you might be off the mark. You’re not looking for approval—you’re looking to understand whether your ideas are getting through to the reader or not. As writers, we are so close to our own work that it’s often hard for us to tell.

November 2, 2016 | Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice

How to Survive Submitting Your Writing to Editors

Sharing new work is always agonizing. There's just no way around it. But here are some ideas so you survive the process:


1. Articulate your goal

Are you looking for deep revisions? Help with a particular issue? A pat on the back? Granular, sentence level work? Do you need someone gentle or can you handle someone who goes straight for the problem areas? It's important to articulate your goals clearly--your professional goals and your emotional needs

July 6, 2016 | Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice The Writing Life

Next Week: Master Scriptwriting Showcase

Join us for an evening of drama, intrigue, and adventure galore at Grub’s Master Scriptwriting Showcase. Professional actors will perform excerpts of full-length scripts by our master playwrights and screenwriters, who have developed their scripts for 12 weeks under the guidance of Grub instructors Mark Fogarty and Nina Louise Morrison. 

The showcase will feature the work of Brad Moriarty, Timothy Oliveri, Stephen O’Leary, Shelley Sackett, Susan Buice, Dawn Smith, John Raftery, Loren Jenks, Robert Murphy, Catherine Epstein, Elizabeth Gutterman, and Marc Harpin.

12 premieres, 12 performances, 1 great night. 

 

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March 24, 2016 | GrubWrites

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