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  1. Dr. Jen Gunter

    Dr. Jen Gunter is an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician, often been called “Twitter’s resident gynecologist.” She is a fierce and vocal advocate for women’s health and writes incisive posts on sex, science, and more.

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  2. PEN America

    “PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide.” Its WordPress-powered website is a resource for all writers and readers.

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  3. Writing From A Place Of Fear Versus From A Place Of Love

    “And instead of pointing yourself in the unknown direction, into the dark forest, into the layers of fog — you set forth onto the well-lit, well-marked path. The worn path…. And it’s fear that put you there.” On his blog Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig gives sound advice to writers: chase what you love.

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  4. Toni Morrison on Reality TV, Black Lives Matter, and Meeting Jeff Bezos

    In an interview at Literary Hub, Toni Morrison says she wasn’t interested in writing at an early age. “No, I didn’t think about writing until I was 39. I read all the time. I could read when I was three years old and that’s what I did. At some point, I realized that there was […]

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  5. “Monotony Is a Luxury”: A Reading List of Black Writers and Journalists

    Read powerful writing from black writers and journalists in this reading list.

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  6. “Unite & Represent”: Asian American Writers on WordPress

    We’re a sponsor of this year’s annual conference of the Asian American Journalists Association! Here’s a showcase of Asian American writers that have built their online presence with WordPress.

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    The WordPress website of Esmé Weijun Wang.
  7. Chronicle Books Blog

    Chronicle Books is an independent publisher in San Francisco. “We are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others.” The blog shares bookish news, resources, and inspiration.

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  8. Brothers in Pen

    Since 1999, Zoe Mullery has taught a creative writing class every Wednesday evening at San Quentin State Prison. Brothers in Pen chronicles news and stories from the class and its students.

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  9. Haruki Murakami

    The official U.S. site of celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami invites readers to explore his books, tour his office, read interviews, and more.

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  10. Hachette Book Group

    The Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher in the U.S. Authors include J.K. Rowling, Sebastian Junger, David Sedaris, Sandra Brown, Malcolm Gladwell, and more.

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  11. Austin Kleon

    Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist and other illustrated books about creativity in the digital age.

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  12. Abby Wambach

    Soccer legend, speaker, activist, and bestselling author Abby Wambach has news, videos, soccer academy information, and more at her official website.

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  13. Brightly

    Brightly, a site in partnership with Penguin Random House, helps parents grow lifelong readers. Find books for kids, reading strategies, age-specific book lists, exclusive author content, and more.

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  14. The sentences that make the stories

    At Nieman Storyboard, Jacqui Banaszynski highlights great sentences from two books, including Tommy Orange’s There There: From the dancing came the dancing. She writes: “It is lovely all on its own, as an arrangement of a few words between punctuation and white space. It is musical, especially when read aloud.”

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  15. Mary Laura Philpott

    Mary Laura Philpott is the author of the essay collection I Miss You When I Blink and the founding editor of MUSING, the digital magazine published by Parnassus Books. On her website, you’ll find links to her writing across the web, upcoming author events, and more.

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