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

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Meet a Grubbie: Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet Poetry Instructor Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboahan associate editor at Pizza Pi Press, and the reviews editor at Winter Tangerine

February 10, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

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

Meet a Grubbie: Garrard Conley

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet new Memoir Incubator instructor Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased (Riverhead/Penguin 2016), named one of Oprah's top ten memoirs of 2016

January 17, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Does Writing Advice Work for You?

By Katrin Schumann

Do you hole up in near seclusion like Jonathan Franzen to create your opus? Do you use social media for ideas and encouragement? Do you read fiction while you write fiction? Where do you find your inspiration and your will to carry on in spite of the self-doubt? Do you search for answers in what other fiction writers do?

Ultimately, the only thing that matters is what works for you.

December 7, 2016 | Katrin Schumann