When Stumbling on a Book Can Change Your LIfe

By Katrin Schumann

Do you ever really struggle to find just the right book to fit your mood? When I’m deeply embroiled in my own writing, I get particularly fussy about my reading material. I want to be inspired and energized—I really don’t want to think: How the hell did THIS get published?

So when I find a book that grabs me and won’t let go, I’m filled with pure delight and gratitude

April 5, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice Read The Writing Life

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

Spring Term Announced!

They're here! Spring multi-weeks are now live! Reserve your spot now and make a long-term commitment to your writing in the new year. See our new options here

November 7, 2016 | GrubWrites

Grub News

Eliminate On-the-Nose Dialogue in Two Steps

Screenwriters, have you ever received negative feedback on your dialogue? It’s probably because the lines were too “on-the-nose,” lacking the subtext they need to sound natural.

On-the-nose dialogue is one of the quickest ways to turn a reader off your script, and so in this post I’m going to show you the single best way to eliminate it in two simple steps.

July 1, 2016 | GrubWrites

Craft Advice

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. 

 

To get more details and to RSVP, click ...

March 24, 2016 | GrubWrites

Grub News