Storytelling Filter
  1. 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
  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.

    Academia
  3. Airbnb: Belong Anywhere

    At Belong Anywhere, the blog of Airbnb, you’ll find travel inspiration, practical tips for hosts, and stories from across the Airbnb community — all accompanied by gorgeous photography.

    Business
  4. Eight Tiny Stories, Translated From the Emoji

    James Hannaham and John W. Bateman play a game: one of them texts five random emoji to the other, and the recipient then creates a micro-story. Read some of their collaborations at Electric Literature

    Fiction
  5. The GroundTruth Project

    The GroundTruth Project is a nonprofit news organization focused on supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world. One of its initiatives, Report for America, places promising reporters into local news outlets around the country.

    Journalism
    Photo by brotiN biswaS from Pexels
  6. Type Investigations

    Type Investigations, formerly known as The Investigative Fund, incubates high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. On the site, you’ll read longform journalism published in partnership with media outlets.

    Essay
  7. 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.

    Authors
  8. Riding Up Front

    Riding Up Front shares everyday stories from drivers and passengers of Uber, Lyft, and taxi rides to raise awareness of immigrant rights in the U.S. Stories are illustrated by artists all over the world.

    Art
  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.

    Authors
  10. How to Write Your About Page

    “The key is to avoid thinking of your About page as something that’s set in stone. Look at it like a canvas where every brushstroke adds a new layer of texture and color, adding richness to your story.” This Own Your Content toolkit provides tips and resources for crafting your About page.

    Identity
  11. 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.”

    Authors
  12. Poynter

    The Poynter Institute is a global leader and resource in journalism and “champions freedom of expression, civil dialogue, and compelling journalism that helps citizens participate in healthy democracies.”

    Journalism
  13. The Offing

    The Offing is a literary magazine that publishes writing in all genres and art in all forms. It actively seeks out work that experiments and provokes, and supports emerging writers and those who are marginalized in literary spaces.

    Art
  14. Lit Lovers, Rejoice: Electric Literature Moves to WordPress

    Love to read and write? Explore Electric Literature, now on WordPress.

    Authors
  15. Thirteen Thoughts On Writing

    Paul Skenazy on writing, on the Brevity blog: “Defend your story; don’t give up on it. At the same time, accept that you actually don’t know what the story is that you can tell. It’s likely that what you thought is your story is not your story but a way to discover your story.”

    Authors