Sound Quality: Jennifer Haigh's Heat and Light

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

"The Power of 'and'": A sentence from Jennifer Haigh's Heat and Light.

May 25, 2016 | Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice Read

Best of Boston: What's Happening in June?

Welcome to our fifth 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.

 

Night of 1,000 Stories

Friday, June 3rd, 6:00pm

May 23, 2016 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

News from Dead Darlings

“And they’re off!” Last month more than 26,000 Marathon runners crossed the finish line in Boston. Meanwhile, the Dead Darlings team was setting pace on that other long distance trek — writing the novel. Whether you are at the starting line, somewhere in the middle, or at home, in the tub, counting your blisters — we’ve got advice on how to cover those pages.

May 20, 2016 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice The Writing Life

There Is No Shortcut to Writing: Tweet Highlights from the #Muse16 Sessions

Our 15th annual Muse and the Marketplace conference featured more than 100 sessions led by acclaimed authors and industry professionals. Get your fix of craft advice and publishing wisdom in our tweet compilation of the very best tidbits from these talks.  

 

May 19, 2016 | GrubWrites

Craft Advice The Writing Life

All This Talk of Distance: A Conversation with Christopher Castellani

GrubStreet Artistic Director Chris Castellani's The Art of Perspective (Graywolf) debuted early this year to critical acclaim for his insightful examination of the writer's perpetual point-of-view problem. Commended by the Boston Globe as "a master class — in 140 pages — on how various narrative strategies make novels tick," Castellani's book is "a modest, gracefully written meditation on creativity and craft," writes Kirkus Reviews

May 18, 2016 | Sarah Colwill-Brown

Craft Advice Interviews