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
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
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
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
Praised by Kirkus Reviews as "a rare honest story about love, ambition, and compromise," Theresa Rebeck's new novel, I'm Glad About You, follows the lives of two former high school sweethearts — one, an aspiring actress determined to make it big in New York; the other, a deeply religious doctor who never left the Midwest