Author Archives: Rob Wilstein

About Rob Wilstein

Rob Wilstein is a 2012 graduate of Grub Street's Novel Incubator program. His first novel, as yet unpublished, Big Shot, is a historical journey into life on New York’s Lower East Side during the Depression years and its effect on Harry, a young Jewish immigrant struggling to achieve success. He is currently working on a second novel, Alan Feldman, Most Likely to Succeed, in which a fifty-year-old gambling addict loses his wife and daughter, setting him on a quest to rebuild his life.

Let Sleeping Masterpieces Lie

Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Figures from online retailer…

An A-Musing Weekend

Herewith are my scattered and mentally fried moments from this past weekend’s Muse and The Marketplace in Boston. First off, major kudos to Eve Bridburg, Chris Castellani, Sonya Larson, Grant Patch, and all the staff at Grub for pulling off…

Searching for the Perfect Query Letter

Go Figure: Musings from the Mind of Rob Wilstein Fellow writers, I am sending out query letters for my novel and was hoping for some feedback from the community on my approach. I’d appreciate any advice as to whether what…

Just Do It. Again and Again.

Go Figure: Musings from the Mind of Rob Wilstein “When I finished one book, I wouldn’t write for a while. Then I had to learn how to do it all over again. The arm goes cold; there’s a learning process…

Spring Fever: Writer’s Edition

Go Figure: Musings from the Mind of Rob Wilstein Spring is here, Let’s give a cheer. – From the archives of my third grade poetry class. Thus began my poetry career, in Mrs. Kerber’s third grade class, to be continued in…