writing

Letters To The Dead: Shadow Writing For Grief & Release

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Some grief is inert. Some grief is an engine. Sometimes actively participating in grief, I’ve learned, is one small way we can learn to escape its riptide.

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Writing Letters To Yourself — On Anais Nin, Journaling, & Healing

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Is there a certain quality to letter writing or diary keeping that inspires the confessional? I believe so.

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Fact And Fiction Are Different Truths

I suggest that no story, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, is real. (Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash)

The more I read, the more I’m convinced that there’s no meaningful difference between fiction and the memoir we call nonfiction.

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If Leigh Bardugo Is Starting A Cult, Sign Me Up!

Leigh Bardugo isn’t just an incredible writer; she’s also an incredible person, not least because she writes very diverse stories that give readers the gift of representation.

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An Interview With Light Years Author Emily Ziff Griffin

On top of the career she’s already built for herself, Emily’s debut young adult novel Light Years released from Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster in September.

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How I Navigate Creepy Come-Ons As An Erotica Author

Dealing with creepy come-ons as an erotica author.

The sexy words I write as an erotic author may intrigue, but they also invite readers into a level of intimacy that’s unintended.

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Samantha Irby Wants More Real-Life Fat Girls On TV

With two hugely successful books and a television show on the horizon with real fat girls on TV, it seemed like the perfect time to interview Samantha Irby.

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If Birds Fly Back Author Carlie Sorosiak Says You're Never Too Old For YA

"I think that you're never too old to read about hope, love, and redemption."

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You Aren't Lazy — You're Just Terrified: On Paralysis And Perfectionism

Perfectionism is exhausting. It steals your time, your energy, your joy, your life.

Do you feel stuck? Paralyzed by fear that you will be bad at what you want to accomplish? The never ending cycle: perfectionism, procrastination, paralysis.

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Saadia Faruqi & Shoshana Kordova: The Women Behind "Have Faith, Will Parent"

We’re trying to use the powers of the internet for good, by breaking down these artificial barriers rather than reinforcing them, and by giving people a way to connect with those they might never have encountered otherwise.

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