Tag: Craft on Draft

Friday Feast: Prizes, Agents, Books, Oh, My!

As you may know, Dead Darlings, “the site for everything novel,” is a production of GrubStreet’s year-long program, the Novel Incubator. Founded by novelist and GrubStreet’s artistic director, Christopher Castellani, and developed with novelists and Grub instructors, Lisa Borders and Michelle Hoover, the Incubator takes…

Craft on Draft: Writing Fiction from Real Life

At last month’s Craft on Draft event Michelle Hoover, Emily Ross, and Dawn Tripp shared how truth inspired their fiction. In addition to reading excerpts from their novels and revealing what was influenced by fact, the authors selected the event’s…

Craft on Draft: Lessons in setting

During last month’s Craft on Draft event three authors were on hand to discuss how they developed their unique settings. In addition to sharing their own work, Stephanie Gayle, Anjali Mitter Duva, and Patricia Park selected the event’s contest winner,…

When Setting and Story Are One

By Guest Contributor Anjali Mitter Duva. In Rajasthan, a desert state in the northwest of India, many five-year old children have never seen rain. In the winter of 2001, as I prepared for a trip to the fortress city of…