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In-Person: Seaport

The Finish Line: Complete Your Book Project

6 Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting March 22nd.
In-Person: Seaport
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
Got a book project that you can't seem to finish? We're here to help. We'll use a variety of accountability methods from writing together, to tracking word count, to checking in with a writing buddy. Bring your book-length project, in any genre, and we'll help you take meaningful next steps towards completion. Class will feature a combination of lectures and writing time. Lectures will cover the nuts-and-bolts of building a writing career. We'll start with discussing productivity, motivation strategies, and study the routines of working writers. We'll also cover revision techniques, as well as querying strategies for when you're done and tips for working with agents and editors.
You'll also get to have a one-on-one session with the instructor to check in about the progress of your work and next steps. You'll leave the class with a plan for how to accomplish your writing goals and next steps.

Class Format

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood. 

Covid-19 Update: 

GrubStreet's space will be mask optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in-person.

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Shalene Gupta
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Frequent Deadlines"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Poetry

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