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

Best of the Web 11/21/16

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

 

It's a holiday week, and most of us are gearing up to endure the dueling joy and stress of spending time with family. Sink your teeth into Bustle's reading list for the holidays before your big meal, and rest assured: yours isn't the only crazy family out there.

November 21, 2016 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

New from Dead Darlings: So, Tell Me About this Novel You're Writing!

It's coming: the holidays. Rose Himber Howse, a current student in Grub's Novel Incubator, schools us on how to navigate those awkward conversations about that novel you're writing. This post originally appeared on Dead Darlings.

 

I’m at a dinner party. My partner gestures to me and says to the man we’re making small talk with: “Rose is a writer. In fact, she’s writing a novel!”

November 18, 2016 | Rose Howse

The Writing Life

Best of the Web 11/14/16

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

 

How much can you say in a single sentence? If you're the author of this year's Goldsmiths prize, probably quite a lot. Read more on The Guardian.

"Single sentence novel wins Goldsmiths prize for books that 'break the mould'"

November 14, 2016 | GrubWrites

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