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  1. Extremely Abbreviated Description of One Female’s Pain

    “I was excited by the idea that something really was wrong with me.” Alex Press writes about her health, female pain, and the writing of Leslie Jamison.

    Essay
  2. My Surprising Father’s Day Gift

    “Anyone who’s gay can relate to the challenge of finding greeting cards for special occasions. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or anniversaries, there just aren’t a lot of options for us, at least not in the usual venues.” This year, Jerry Mahoney found a great Father’s Day card for his husband.

    LGBTQ
  3. On Writing a Novel: “Should I Be Writing Bigger?”

    Michelle, writer at The Green Study, muses on novel writing and committing to the process.

    Books
  4. Portraits of Film Stars by Fine Artist Paul Ayres

    Browse the illustrated portraiture of fine artist Paul Ayres.

    Art
    Benedict Cumberbatch, illustrated by Paul Ayres.
  5. Draw The Line

    “It turns out that comics can touch the soul like no other art form.” This website brings together over 100 comic artists, each illustrating positive, non-partisan political actions that people can take if they want to make a difference.

    Art
    Art by Graeme McGregor
  6. Stop Talking About That Book You’re Writing

    Euny Hong suggests keeping your big goals to yourself.

    Inspiration
  7. Very Berry Handmade

    UK-based designer and maker Ali blogs about stitching of all kinds and specializes in sewing and crochet. She also writes about food and gardening.

    Cooking
  8. “Why is sentimentality considered such a ‘sweet fear’? It can portray an overly saccharine and false portrait of the world, for one. And as many have declared, that sentiment has no place in climbing.”

    Commentary
  9. Get Started on WordPress.com with Video Tutorials

    Browse our library of video tutorials to help you get going on WordPress.com.

    Video
  10. Advice to College Graduates Contemplating the Writing Life

    “Waiting. Writing. You decide, until it’s no longer a choice and you are reaching for your laptop, as essential as your inhaler. Quiet yourself and live in words, but try not to hear those other voices, the ones that long to steer you to the path of should.”

    Inspiration
  11. DIY MFA

    The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts) boils down to one simple formula: Writing + Reading + Community = MFA. At DIY MFA, you’re given the tools to create a do-it-yourself version of the MFA and encouraged to write, read, and build a community in ways that serve your goals.

    Reading
  12. Advice from Bestselling Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

    Writing tips from author and pop culture writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.

    Authors
  13. Letting Go of Home

    “For the first time, I started to see my home objectively and realized the attachment I felt wasn’t to the frames that lined the shelves or the duvet that covered my bed.” Lily at True North Nomad describes one of the challenges of becoming nomadic.

    Exploration
  14. Places and Spaces, Imagined: The Art of Paul Dobraszczyk

    The art of Paul Dobraszczyk explores responses to places and spaces, both real and imaginary.

    Architecture
    "Armada" (2016) by Paul Dobraszczyk
  15. One Story, One Picture: A Daily Flash Fiction Collaboration

    At Flash 365, a writer and artist collaborate on short stories.

    Art
    All illustrations by Nikita at Flash 365