Write On Prompts: Episode 3 — Crystal King (VIDEO)

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During this time when our normal writing routines (alongside most other routines!) have been disrupted, we’re sharing short videos designed to help us all get unstuck, move forward, or find a new direction for our writing projects.

In Episode 3 of our "Write On Prompts" video series, GrubStreet Instructor Crystal King shares a prompt about character complaints to help get you unstuck.

Sean Van Deuren

Tonight: Happy Hour Writing Session

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What's more satisfying than leaving work behind on a Friday afternoon? Rounding out the week with a free writing session, of course!

Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend. Leave work behind on Friday, December 13th, from 5:30pm - 6:30pm and come on over to Grub HQ for a Happy Hour Writing Session. In 60 jam-packed minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some great writing exercises led by Instructor Zyanya Avila Louis. Free drinks (beer, wine, coffee, water) and snacks provided. 

Maura Intemann

Grub News

Today: December Brown Bag Lunch

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Do you work downtown and want to fit some writing into your day? Or do you have a schedule that gives you free afternoons instead of evenings? Join our FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series.

Bring your lunch and come on over to GrubStreet on Wednesday, December 11th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises

Maura Intemann

Grub News

The Importance of Embracing Contradictions

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In this post, Ben Berman looks at the importance of embracing contradictions and mixed emotions when writing poems.

 

 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the great researcher of creativity, has written a lot about conflict and dialectical tensions in his research on creative personality traits. In his study of some of the most eminent creators of the 20th Century (Nobel Prize winners in every field of study), he found that many of these people shared what he called antithetical traits, and he grouped these into ten categories

 

According to Csikszentmihalyi, creative people often exhibit these paradoxical traits – they ...

Ben Berman

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