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Fall Photos and Fabulous Fiction

This morning as I walked my usual path in our neighborhood—feet crunching on unraked leaves, eyes squinting into a strong early November sun, face soaking in unusual fall warmth—I listened to writer Karen Russell read and discuss Mavis Gallant’s New Yorker short story “From the Fifteenth District.” The New Yorker Fiction Podcast is one of my favorite ... Read more......
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Writers, Social Media, and In-Between Moments

Think of the last time you were truly engrossed in a writing project. You went to bed thinking about it, you woke up thinking about it. If you were lucky, you dreamt about it....
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Cross-Writing to Improve Writing Skills

Add cross-writing to your writing training as a way to use and build new creative muscles....
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96 Years Ago Today My Great Aunt Voted for the First Time (and wrote about it)

One woman's diary written on November 2, 1920, when she could vote for the first time...
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NaNoWriMo Tips: Use behavioral economics to stay motivated

It’s that time of the year again! No, not election season. If it’s November, it is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). While I don’t plan to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, I do want to piggyback a bit on NaNoWriMo to share writing resources and tips daily throughout November, beginning with some interesting behavioral economics research ... Read more......
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