• Time Management,  What 10 Minute Novelists Means To Me,  Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day

    Eight Things I Learned From Writing In 10-Minute Increments

    I became a 10-minute novelist out of necessity.  Years ago when I had five kids under eight years old, I decided that it was time for me to pursue my writing dreams. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m going to assume that it was the sleep deprivation that made me think this was possible. The more I thought about it, the more I believed I could do it. First of all, because I was a mother, I was used to the game of inches. I knew that a little bit every day makes things happen. This was true because my children outgrew their clothes. I knew this because…

  • Time Management,  Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day

    TODAY IS RELEASE DAY! Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day is NOW Available!

    Today I release my first non-fiction book, Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day!  You can purchase it or see the reviews here!  This is the story of how I got the contract — it’s a great one!  Also? I created a Facebook group for writers who have no choice but to write in 10 minute increments! Wanna join over 1000 writers worldwide as we encourage each other to pursue our writing dreams?  Click here!    Are you a blogger?  Would you like to help promote this book? Leave a comment! I’d love to work with you!

  • #Top10Tuesday,  Marketing

    #Top10Tuesday Top 10 Reasons Why You Need To Buy “Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day”

    This Thursday, my book Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day will be released! You can order your copy here!  Today’s Top 10 List is about some of the great advice you’ll find in this book! 1. This book will give you step by step instructions on how to write a novel that you work around your already time-crunched schedule. 2. This book breaks down every single element of a novel: story, plot, genre, characters, setting and three act structure into small, bite sized chunks and helps you sculpt these concepts a little bit at a time. 3. There’s a WHOLE CHAPTER on time management and how to make small…

  • Uncategorized

    Our 2015 Editorial Calendar! We’d love for you to write about this!

    We publish 1-2 guest blog posts a week. If you’d like to be a guest blogger and need ideas, check out what we’re planning for 2015! But keep in mind, we plan months in advance. The sooner you contact us, the better. Click here to find out how. FEBRUARY: The month that we celebrate love is the best month to talk about Ethics!  We’re also discussing ways to Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself.    MARCH: March is REALLY SPECIAL! Besides celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of the creation of 10 Minute Novelists, it’s also the month that Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day is released! We’ll be partying all…

  • Blogging

    Wanna Be First In Line? Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day Needs Reviewers!

    My book, Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day, needs volunteers to receive an Advance Reader Copy (or ARC) for the purpose of reviewing it the last week of March, 2015.  Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day by Katharine Grubb Would you like to write but have no spare time? Do you not know where to begin? ‘The Ten-Minute Novel’ will help you sculpt a full-length piece of creative writing in just ten minutes a day. Starting with a daily practical exercise, it will help you manage your writing schedule within this time frame and help you bring your novel to life. You will be able to clarify…

  • #MondayBlogs,  Motivation,  Work-In-Progress

    Neurotic Thoughts On My First Traditionally Published Book (Or The 9 Month Long Battle With Inner Voices)

    In 2014, I wrote and submitted my very first traditionally published book (and you can pre-order it here).  The process of drafting, editing and submitting was nothing less than a constant fight with negative inner voices. I was a mess. But it’s done. And I’ve survived. I’ve written and published a book before, but the first one was self-published. When I self published, I realized I had this huge ocean of grace — all the mistakes, all the decisions, all the vision, all the glaring spelling errors are mine alone. No one else was invested. The stakes were low. I joined the ranks of thousands of other writers who publish their…

  • Inspiration,  Motivation,  Self-Publishing

    The Absolutely True Story Of How I Landed My First Book Deal, Got An Agent & Saw My Dreams Come True

    This is the unbelievably true account of how I got my agent, Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, who was my first choice of agents in the publishing industry. It’s one of those luck favors the prepared stories, one of those freak of nature stories that can’t be duplicated and will not exactly inspire hope into the un-agented masses. I got my agent without writing a query letter, without pitching and without attending a conference. I didn’t resort to mind control, threatening letters or voodoo. I didn’t sent a box of candy. It just happened.  To this day, I’m not exactly sure how everything worked together so well, but it did. Some of the details here…

  • Marketing

    Lessons Learned from My Local Library Author Event

    A week or so ago, I signed up to attend an author’s event at a local library. I had never been to an author’s event before.  I was a bit intimidated. I have one self-published book (see Falling For Your Madness on the right) and I fully understand that marketing this book is up to me. I also live in Massachusetts. Massachusetts is one of the most well-educated and well-read states in the US. You can almost swing a dead cat (not that I would actually do that) and hit a writer in Massachusetts. This state has a long, long tradition of intellectuals, poets, novelists, and other notable characters and if I’m…