How to Survive Submitting Your Writing to Editors

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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

Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice The Writing Life

Next Week: Master Scriptwriting Showcase

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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. 


To get more details and to RSVP, click here


Grub News

We Yearn for a Dynamic Landscape Where Art is Integral and Valued: A Q&A with Theresa Rebeck

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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

Colwill Brown


A Paint-by-Numbers Guide to Curing Writers' Block

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Struggling with writers’ block?

Lists can help us get specific, detailed, honest, outrageous, silly, wild, uncontrolled, irreverent.  They can help us break out of narrative habits and our tendencies to say no to the weird and unexpected. This is an exercise inspired by my work as a core member of Project: Project, an ensemble theatre company, which recently produced Shiver: A Fairytale of Anxious Proportions in June. Hopefully, it will help you find something unique, intriguing, something that feels right, something that feels wrong.  Feel free to adapt this technique as necessary to the project you’ve been feeling you …

Nina Morrison

The Writing Life