March 26, 2015 | Grub Daily
You know the feeling, that feeling of a tickle or a whisper, or even less a faint presence of something in the back of your mind. Well, strictly not the back of your mind, but more the upper right- or upper left-hand corner. It just hovers there like some faint star you can’t see unless you look away from it. And even if you do look away, it’s hard to really perceive what it is.
March 25, 2015 | Henriette Lazaridis
The Muse and the Marketplace kicks off on May 1st at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. In anticipation of the conference, we collected micro-interviews written by authors, agents and editors who will be attending the event. This is the first in the series.
Micro-Interview with Charles Baxter
March 24, 2015 | Grub Daily
Navigating a Big Writer's Conference—What's Best to Do, What Do You Bring, How to Make the Most of Your Time and Money
Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on Mary Carroll Moore's blog, How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book.
This spring, two major writing conferences happen. One is the annual AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference in Minneapolis on April 8–11. The other is The Muse and the Marketplace, the premiere New England conference sponsored by GrubStreet writing school, on May 1-3 in Boston.
Mega-conferences are high opportunity and high overwhelm. Concurrent workshops, panels, and pitch sessions with agents tempt you to multi-task or bilocate. But the best results often come from thinking carefully ahead ...
March 23, 2015 | Mary Carroll Moore
Park benches are slowly reappearing from the snow piles here at Dead Darlings headquarters. Spring may actually come this year. Now is a good time to think about babies, books, novel comps, and breaking through writer’s block. We’ve got all that and more from our favorite posts of this past month.
Babies and Books
In Birthing Babies, Birthing Books Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne talks about gestating two babies and her book.
March 20, 2015 | The Editors at Dead Darlings