GrubStreet Instructor Elizabeth Santiago shares how craft books can help you without writing your novel for you. You can learn more in the Novel Generator, taught by Liz, taking place at our location in Boston's Seaport. Applications for the Spring 2024 Novel Generator are due Monday, December 4th.
GrubStreet and Porter Square Books: Boston Edition are delighted to welcome Christy Cashman, author of The Truth About Horses, for an event celebrating her debut novel! The author will be in conversation with On Golden Pond Oscar-winner Ernest Thompson. This free event will take place on Tuesday, October 10, at 7 pm ET at Porter Square Books: Boston Edition (50 Liberty Dr. Boston, Ma 02210).
This post, written by Cara Wood, was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.
One family burdened with division over three generations. Shilpi Suneja‘s debut novel, House of Caravans (September 2023, Milkweed Editions), chronicles the birth of Pakistan and an independent India with grace, scrutiny, and depth. Somehow, she manages this saga in just over 300 pages – her skillful prose does not shy away from the physical or emotional violence of Partition or its continued aftershocks.
My favorite moments of this novel come …
This post, written by Bonnie Waltch, was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.
Many of us know her from her newsletter, Your Weekly Writing Exercise, chock-full of craft tips, writing exercises, and inspiration; or have used her book, Your Book Starts Here, to plot our stories. We’ve benefitted from her W-structure workshop and participated in her writing retreats. Mary Carroll Moore became a published fiction author in 2009 with her debut novel, Qualities of Light. Her follow-up to …