Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Story Wrangler, WordPress.com. Senior Editor, Longreads. Not to be fed after midnight.
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  1. _southstart

    _southstart 2019, a festival in Adelaide, South Australia, will “gather disruptive ideas, unlock curious minds, and unleash the sharing of real-world experiences from the business and technology frontlines of the future.”

    Business
  2. Serving Dumplings

    Born in Krakow and now living in Belgium, Anna Chwistek perfects the art of food photography at Serving Dumplings. Her recipes are seasonal and varied, and in the summertime, she operates a food truck. Anna’s blog is a 2019 Saveur Blog Award finalist in the “Most Inspired Weeknight Meals” category.

    Cooking
  3. Cooking with Granny

    Video journalist Caroline Shin created her web and event series Cooking with Granny to highlight the special culinary moments we have with our grandmothers. Cooking with Granny is a 2019 Saveur Blog Award finalist in the “Best Food Videos” category.

    Cooking
  4. Storyboard 75: The Big Book of Narrative

    “Storyboard 75” compiles some of the most popular posts from the archives at Nieman Storyboard, a resource for exploring the art and craft of storytelling. Writers: bookmark this page and return to it again and again.

    Authors
  5. Isabel Eats

    At Isabel Eats, a 2019 Saveur Blog Award finalist, explore hundreds of Mexican-inspired, Tex-Mex, and traditional Mexican recipes that you can make in the comfort of your own home. Oklahoma City-based food blogger Isabel is nominated in the “Most Inspired Weeknight Meals” category.

    Cooking
    Photo via Isabel Eats
  6. The Not-So-Slow Leak

    “Some are tired. All are broke. Some are gay or trans and suffer for it. All have professional ambitions beyond what they can achieve on a blockaded island.” At Here is Havana, Conner Gorry reflects on emigration, loss, and Cuba.

    Exploration
    Photo by Bibhash Banerjee
  7. ALAMORE

    “Putting the two sets of letters together – 96 in total – with my diaries, I realised I had invaluable source material which covered social attitudes of the time together with national and international events…. Throughout there is a love story and the building of a relationship.” At Alamore, Maureen Blake publishes letters and diary […]

    Current Events
  8. For National Novel Writing Month, Two Vital Reminders

    “A novel is hard because it needs to be hard, and the novel is hard because it’s yours.” On his blog Terribleminds, Chuck Wendig offers advice to writers at the start of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.

    Authors
  9. Omnivore’s Cookbook

    Beijing-born, Austin-based blogger Maggie Zhu writes about modern Chinese cooking, from street food to restaurant dishes. Her blog, Omnivore’s Cookbook, is a 2019 Saveur Blog Award finalist in the “Most Inspired Weeknight Meals” Category.

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    Images via Omnivore's Cookbook
  10. The Possessed: Dispatches from the Third Trimester

    “The impulse to see pregnancy as a sci-fi curiosity turns pregnant people into something that is not human, or at least adds an asterisk to their humanity.” In this longread, Sara Fredman writes about pregnancy, demons, and Stranger Things.

    Essay
  11. Make It Dough

    Love a good loaf of bread? Hannah is a sourdough-obsessed home baker in Las Vegas. Her blog, Make It Dough, is the first finalist we’re highlighting in our Saveur Blog Awards series. She’s nominated in the magazine’s “Best Special Interest Blog” category.

    Cooking
  12. What Do the Web’s Top Food Blogs Have in Common? They’re on WordPress.

    These 13 WordPress food blogs are among the finalists in this year’s Saveur Blog Awards.

    Cooking
    Photo by Jer Chung
  13. Cut From the Same Cloth

    “For all I say I’m envious of my daughter’s freedoms, perhaps the older woman has more leeway, more agency.” Artist Myfanwy Tristram was irritated by her teenage daughter’s extreme fashions — until she took an illustrated journey into their origins.

    Art
  14. 3 Tips from a Successful Blogger on How To Amplify Your Story

    Ben Phillips uses a landing page, contact form, and social media integration to effectively share his story with the world.

    Authors
    The TV Show page on Ben Philips' website, Diary of an Uber Driver
  15. From Blog to Book to TV Show: The Journey of an Uber Driver

    “Each story was about a real person, where they were at in their lives, and the impact their worlds had on mine.” Writer and Uber driver Ben Phillips shares the wild ride of transforming his blog into a television series.

    Authors
    Image courtesy of Ben Phillips