How to Generate Creativity When You Don’t Have Time to Write

GrubStreet Instructor, marketing consultant, writer, and mother of two, Allison Pottern Hoch knows how to squeeze maximum creativity from every spare second. She’ll be covering this topic and more in her class Writing Like a Parent, Parenting Like a Writer on July 7th, but until then read on to find out how to engage creatively right now

June 22, 2018 | Allison Hoch

The Writing Life

Everything Novel: Author of Red Clocks Leni Zumas Talks Craft

This month of DeadDarlings, Novel Incubator alum and author Rachel Barenbaum interviewed Leni Zumas about her new novel, Red Clocks (Little, Brown, 2018). Leni Zumas is also the author of Farewell Navigator: Stories (Open City, 2008) and the novel The Listeners (Tin House, 2012), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Leni lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is an associate professor in the MFA and BFA programs at Portland State University.

June 20, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice

Best Social Media Book Sites for Authors and Readers

For many of us book lovers, we love to keep track of books we've read and easily discover new books. We also love to talk about them, and to tell others about the books that really impacted us

June 14, 2018 | Crystal King

Books & Reading

Books that Made You a Reader

In the "Books that Made You" series, we're taking a look at the books that made us who we are. To kick off the series, we asked you what book made you a reader. After scrutinizing our highly scientific social media poll, we present to you this non-exhaustive list of Grubbie-approved gateway reads.

 

Because nobody can resist a listicle, we've listed the most popular titles in a crowd-pleasing top five countdown

June 12, 2018 | Sarah Colwill-Brown

Books & Reading The Writing Life

How Much Influence do Authors Have in Designing their Book Covers?

Book covers are supposed to draw readers in and convey the gist of a book. Bottom line: they're important. But how much say do traditionally published authors actually have in their book's cover design? 

 

We famously judge a book by its cover. Nabokov's dark and controversial book Lolita is a great example of how covers can mislead readers (see this New Yorker article)

June 6, 2018 | Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading The Writing Life