GrubWrites

Best of the Web 11/21/16

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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.

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The Writing Life

Best of the Web 11/14/16

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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'"

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Best of Boston: What's Happening in November?

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Welcome to our tenth installment of Best of Boston, filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.

 

Emily Eckart Reads from Pale Hearts

November 7th, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Debut author Emily Eckart will read from her new short story collection Pale Hearts. 338 Newbury St, Boston.

 

SheBreathes Balance Book Club with Author Lisa Borders

November 14th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join Novel Generator instructor Lisa Borders, author of The Fifty-First State, a novel about a teenage boy ...

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The Writing Life

How to Get the Most Out of Feedback on Your Book

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By Katrin Schumann

All writers need readers for drafts of their work. It’s critical to understand whether your vision for the book has been realized, or whether you might be off the mark. You’re not looking for approval—you’re looking to understand whether your ideas are getting through to the reader or not. As writers, we are so close to our own work that it’s often hard for us to tell.

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Craft Advice

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in October

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Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

Director of Programs and Marketing Alison is reading the entire ouvre of Marilynne Robinson (at this moment, When I Was a Child I Read Books) to calm herself down about the impending election.

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