Craft On Draft

CRAFT ON DRAFT PRESENTS: WRITING YOUR NOVEL’S MURKY MIDDLE with Whitney Scharer, Louise Miller, and Susan Bernhard.

Many writers start out strong but hit a wall in the middle – or they have a fabulous ending but aren’t sure how to get there. Join authors Susan Bernhard (Winter Loon), Louise Miller (The Late Bloomer’s Club), and Whitney Scharer (The Age of Light) as they discuss how they waded through the murky middle to finish their novels.

Want in on the action? Submit a page from your own murky middle (max 250 words). Include a brief explanation of the problem it solved navigating the middle of your novel. One lucky winner will have their entry read and discussed by the authors, receive a GrubStreet pint glass + drink, and have their piece and an interview published on the Dead Darlings blog. Email submissions to by May 11.

Beer, Wine & Cider for sale at the event from Craft Beer Cellar


Susan Bernard is a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship recipient and a graduate of the GrubStreet Novel Incubator program. She was born and raised in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana, is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and lives with her husband and two children near Boston. Winter Loon (Little A, December 2018) is her debut novel.


Louise Miller is the author of The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living and The Late Bloomers’ Club. She is a professional pastry chef who lives, writes, and bakes in Boston, MA.


Whitney Scharer holds a BA in English Literature from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals including New Flash Fiction Review, Cimarron Review, and Bellevue Literary Review. Her first novel, The Age of Light, based on the life of pioneering photographer Lee Miller, was published by Little, Brown (US) and Picador (UK) in February, 2019, and is forthcoming from over a dozen other countries. She lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, MA.

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

79 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478

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