Writing Filter
  1. 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
  2. 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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    Photo via Terrible Minds
  3. 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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    Photo via Literary Hub
  4. “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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  5. “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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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    Photo via Chronicle Books
  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 826 Digital

    826 Digital, a free online platform for educators, features inventive and innovative lessons, projects, and prompts from across the 826 National Network to ignite a love of writing in students.

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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    Art
  15. The Best Journalism Across the Web Is Published on WordPress

    Explore journalism from some of the oldest, most respected publications on the web.

    Journalism