GrubWrites

How to Get the Most Out of the Manuscript Mart

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By Katrin Schumann

Let's say you're going to The Muse & The Marketplace in Boston (May 5 - 7), and you've taken the plunge and decided to sign up for the Manuscript Mart. You're going to meet with an agent or editor one on one to get an unvarnished, professional opinion of your work.

Katrin Schumann

The Writing Life

The Secrets to Writing a Great Book

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By Katrin Schumann

People tend to think writing is romantic, and they’re not entirely wrong. It’s romantic in the way that being obsessed with someone who kind of, basically, mostly loves you back can be romantic—it’s a compelling, desperate, all-encompassing, occasionally fabulous experience. It’s romantic like starving in a garret is romantic: you’re hungry (which sucks), but at least you’re doing something that feels meaningful.

Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice The Workshop The Writing Life

Last Minute Gifts for Writers - Virtual Style

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Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring...oh wait, you are stirring?

Panicking perhaps? What on earth do you get your favorite writer that won't involve you traipsing off to the mall with the rest of the last-minute hordes? 

Good thing that I'm here to give you a few tips on the best virtual gifts that will make your writing friends sing with joy, joy, joy!

Crystal King

Hanging on the Telephone

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By Katrin Schumann

 

I'm in the phonebooth, it's the one across the hall

If you don't answer I'll just ring it off the wall

 

We all know what it feels like to be waiting for someone to get back to us. We've put ourselves out there, and now we're dying to hear what they think. Over Thanksgiving, I advised my 20-year-old daughter to take the leap and contact a boy she likes rather than waiting around for him to reach out to her

Katrin Schumann

Find a Way to Protect that Creative Space Within: An Interview with Author Louise Miller

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Louise Miller, author of The City Baker's Guide to Country Living (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking/Penguin, August 2016), received a scholarship in 2012 to attend GrubStreet's Novel Incubator Program, where she worked on the final revisions of the novel, before signing with an agent and an editor she met through the Muse and the Marketplace Conference

Colwill Brown

Interviews