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  1. Whatever Happened to ______ ?

    “Being a mother, a woman, a wife and a writer is different from being a writer-writer. It’s possibly more precarious.” This Longreads essay by an anonymous writer — which has gone viral — is about the struggle to write as a woman, a mother, and as the wife of another writer who is jealous of […]

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  2. Which Comics Should You Read in 2020? Here Are Some Ideas.

    Comics and graphic-novels fans, rejoice! At The Drunken Odyssey, Drew Barth recommends some of the most anticipated titles of 2020 — the ones that will set the tone for an entire decade of visual storytelling.

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    Cover of Umma's Table by Yeon-Sik Hong
  3. december magazine

    december magazine was created in 1958 by a group of poets, writers, and artists: “We are humanists…far more concerned with people than dogmatic critical or aesthetic attitudes.” Many of the new-to-us voices they publish go on to major literary success — think Rita Mae Brown, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates.

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  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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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    The TV Show page on Ben Philips' website, Diary of an Uber Driver
  7. Bernardine Evaristo

    On the website of Bernardine Evaristo, winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize, you’ll find information on upcoming events, a portfolio of her talks and public writing, and a well-selected collection of interviews.

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  8. 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.

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  9. Why I Write: A Memento Mori

    “Tomorrow, again, I’ll get up, do the Things That Are Necessary to help pay the bills and then I’ll turn to those Things That Matter.” At Parhelion, a new literary magazine, Evan Guilford-Blake reflects on why he writes.

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  10. The Dutch House: An Excerpt From the New Novel by Ann Patchett

    Read a snippet from the first chapter of Ann Patchett’s new novel on Musing, the blog of her Nashville bookstore. The Dutch House follows two siblings over five decades, “from their early years to their exile, by their stepmother, from the childhood home they both cherished.”

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  11. Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American journalist and author of the bestselling books The Beautiful StruggleWe Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He is also the author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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