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When Being a Writer Means Playing the Waiting Game

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By Katrin Schumann

You may have heard, these days many writers are waiting. Waiting to hear back from their overwhelmed agents. Waiting to hear from busy publishers. Waiting for Covid to really be OVER so they can do live book events again. Waiting for inspiration becuase they're exhausted by the last year and a half. Waiting because their release dates have been moved (again).

Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading The Writing Life

Short Story Incubator Deadline Extended to 8/9!

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Ready to take your short stories to the next level? If so, apply today for the Short Story Incubator with instructor Ron MacLean

A competitive, accessible – and repeatable – MFA-level course, spanning 8 months, the Short Story Incubator Program is for ten short story writers from all backgrounds who want to move their stories from “workshop good” to publishable quality. It also offers a comprehensive, craft-based study of the story form and a thoughtful introduction to the publishing market.

“A wonderful experience with a group of writers of such high caliber and a level of workshop ...

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Grub News

Apply to an Upcoming Intensive by 7/26

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Thinking of taking an intensive course this year? Interested in taking your short stories or essays to the next level? Ready to write your memoir or novel draft? Applications for our upcoming intensives are now open! Learn more about each of the unique intensive programs below:

 

Memoir Generator 

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26th at 11:59 PM (ET)

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Tonight: Short Story Incubator Remote Open House

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Interested in taking your short fiction to the next level? Join us Thursday, June 24th for an informal Q&A session on our Short Story Incubator program. Instructor Ron MacLean will be there to answer any questions you have about the Short Story Incubator program

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What to Do After Attending a Writing Conference

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Writers attending conferences - like last week's The Muse & The Marketplace 2021 - tend to react to the experience in one of two ways: despair or elation.

 

Camp #1 is overwhelmed with information. Too much of the advice they absorbed seemed contradictory or overly complicated. They’re not sure they even like agents and editors anymore. And dammit, if all those other attendees are trying to get published, how do they stand a chance? 

Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Craft Advice Grub News The Writing Life