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This Week at Grub: September 28th - October 4th

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GrubStreet has decided to hold all fall 2020 in-person classes remotely via Zoom video conferencing. To see the full list of all our steps in response to Covid-19, including updates about our space and events click here

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Get Inspired: Time to Strategize for Writing Success

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Are you finding it hard to write? We live in deeply unsettling times, and it's easy to get distracted by all that's going on in the world. Here's a brief list of ideas to jumpstart your writing and help you get out of your own head for a moment:

 

1) Apply to a writing contest. Years and years ago, I won a local short story prize, and it gave me the confidence I needed to keep plugging away at my writing

Katrin Schumann

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Take an Advanced Workshop this Fall

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Ready to take your writing to the next level? Don't wait! The application deadline for our advanced fall workshops is coming up soon on Monday, August 31st. These advanced workshops are limited to 9 students to foster a closer and more rigorous learning experience.

It's also important to note that we've chosen to move away from former "Master Class" terminology and are now referring to our submission-based classes as "Advanced Workshops." The classes themselves haven't changed – you'll get the same intensive workshopping and small community of advanced writers in your genre – but they ...

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YAWP Summer: Crafting Lyrics and Verse: The Art of Songwriting

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How do musicians write lyrics that instantly fill us with joy, sadness, or inspiration in just a few short lines? In this week-long, teen remote class, you'll explore the connections between writing and music, and learn the strategies and techniques that top musicians — like Kendrick Lamar, Tupac, Biggie, Fred the Godson, BabyFace, Alicia Keys, Jhene Aiko, Amy Winehouse, J.Cole., and more!  use to write songs that move us emotionally and land at the top of the Billboard charts.

 

While writing your own lyrics and verses, you'll also learn the Art ...

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What Writers Do in Times of Crisis

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By Katrin Schumann

I sat down to write this post and have now written four openings and ditched them all.

What do writers need to hear in times like this? How can I be helpful to others when that which binds us--our obsessive love of words, books, writing--is overshadowed so universally by our fear of the unknown? 

Do I tell you how to make lemons out of lemondade?* Do I reveal that I'm writing page after page despite the uncertainty and boredom

Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Craft Advice New Writing The Workshop The Writing Life