Category: The Writing Life

How Do You Say Hamburger in Farsi?

Some years ago I taught Communications 201 at Boston University. It was a plum job, as adjunct jobs go, because our students longed to be in the business of writing. They understood, as many students of creative writing do not, that…

Novel Incubator: Incoming!

All of us at Dead Darlings are thrilled to meet the new crop of Novel Incubator students at this year’s Muse and the Marketplace, GrubStreet’s annual writing conference. We asked incoming student, Bonnie Waltch, to give us some insight into…

My Marathons

On April 15th 2013, I was on my couch with an icepack against my face recovering from dental surgery. Having run the Boston Marathon in 2009 and 2010, I had scheduled the surgery that day so that I wouldn’t be…

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…