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  1. A Writing Update for 2018

    Anna Shinoda puts a monster manuscript to rest amid a time of grief. “Writing has returned to being an emotional outlet for me. . . . My thoughts come out in small bursts. Emotions and words that are swirling find a better place on paper than circulating in my head.”

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  2. Writer Resolutions For The New Year (And How You Can Achieve Them)

    K.M. Allan offers other aspiring authors tips for sustainable writing resolutions to keep in 2018 and beyond, from celebrating success to building healthy habits.

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  3. Should You Write Every Day? A Close Look at the Oldest Piece of Writing Advice

    Nathaniel Tower is a writer with a family and a full-time job — and his position on whether or not a daily writing habit is crucial has become more nuanced over time.

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  4. Longreads Best of 2017: All of Our No. 1 Story Picks

    Looking for some good reading during the holiday season? Here’s every story that was chosen as number one in Longreads’ Weekly Top 5 email.

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    By Kjell Reigstad
  5. chloe caldwell

    The personal site of Chloe Caldwell, author of I’ll Tell You in Person, Legs Get Led Astray, and Women.

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  6. Finding My Way into a New Form: An Interview with Teju Cole

    Teju Cole chats with Steve Paulson about the beauty of sentence fragments and his meditative approach to combining text and photography in his book, Blind Spot.

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  7. Scotiabank Giller Prize

    Founded in 1994, the Scotiabank Giller Prize recognizes excellence in long form and short form Canadian fiction. At $140,000, the Giller Prize is the largest literary prize in Cananda.

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  8. picture books blogger

    Lovingly curated by Sarah Yewman, a “self-confessed picture-book geek,” picture books blogger reviews and showcases illustrated stories for diverse audiences of all ages.

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  9. diaCRITICS

    Co-founded by Pulitzer-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, diaCRITICS covers the arts, culture, and politics of Vietnamese diasporas around the world.

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  10. A Selection of Virginia Woolf’s Most Savage Insults

    If the latest celebrity and/or presidential Twitter feud left you uninspired, Emily Temple at Literary Hub is here for the rescue with some of Virginia Woolf’s harshest, wittiest takedowns.

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  11. Know Your Audience

    “I became aware of this phenomenon—people believing fiction is true—some years before this mass delusion about a popular novel swept the nation.” At The Mendocino Humanist, Todd Walton recounts his experiences with audiences who assume his stories are autobiographical.

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  12. The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books

    In a guest post, author Ann Morgan—the blogger at A Year of Reading the World—reflects on her 2017 project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.”

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    Author Ann Morgan of A Year of Reading the World in Crete.
  13. terribleminds

    Terribleminds is the blog of novelist, screenwriter, and game designer Chuck Wendig. He blogs about writing, pop culture, and a whole lot more. His site can be sometimes NSFW (“not safe for work”) — and in some cases, he says, probably NSFL (“not safe for life”) — so read with caution!

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  14. Clive Thompson

    Clive Thompson, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and Wired, writes about how technology affects everyday life. On his blog, he shares short posts compiling links to interesting reads about current topics.

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  15. Betsy Lerner

    Betsy Lerner is a literary agent and author of Bridge LadiesThe Forest for the Trees, and Food and Loathing. On her personal blog, you’ll find thoughts on writing, publishing, and more. 

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