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. 


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March 24, 2016 | GrubWrites

Grub News

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

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

March 15, 2016 | Sarah Colwill-Brown


Five Social Networking Tips for Authors

Contrary to what one might think, simply joining Twitter and Facebook and posting once in a while doesn’t mean that you are actually networking. Networking requires human involvement and care and feeding of your various channels of outreach. It's important because having the right people in your network can propel you forward in ways that you may not even begin to realize

February 29, 2016 | Crystal King