Writing is often thought of as a solitary, even lonely pursuit, but local scribes find practical support and community at this nonprofit creative writing center. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, GrubStreet offers more than 500 workshops, courses and seminars annually on topics ranging from character development to travel writing to the art of the query letter. It also offers more intensive programs like its yearlong Novel Incubator; 20 percent of graduates find a publisher for their books, and recent success stories include pastry chef Louise Miller’s sweet debut The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living and Kelly J. Ford’s modern Southern Gothic Cottonmouths. There are even programs for teens to help inspire the next generation of wordsmiths. Write on.