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Letters To The Dead: Shadow Writing For Grief & Release

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 Read...
Lisa Marie Basile of Luna Luna Magazine    |   04.9.19   |   SHARE
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Writing Letters To Yourself — On Anais Nin, Journaling, & Healing

Is there a certain quality to letter writing or diary keeping that inspires the confessional? I believe so. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile of Luna Luna Magazine    |   03.1.19   |   SHARE
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Melissa Broder: Author Of The Pisces And Your Favorite Twitter Account

You’ve probably already retweeted her and didn’t even know it. Melissa Broder started off as the anonymous @SoSadToday Twitter account. Read...
E. Givens    |   06.19.18   |   SHARE
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I suggest that no story, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, is real. (Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash)

Fact And Fiction Are Different Truths

The more I read, the more I’m convinced that there’s no meaningful difference between fiction and the memoir we call nonfiction. Read...
Claire Rudy Foster of Luna Luna Magazine    |   02.16.18   |   SHARE
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Dealing with creepy come-ons as an erotica author.

How I Navigate 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. Read...
Rachel Kramer Bussel    |   09.29.17   |   SHARE
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Perfectionism is exhausting. It steals your time, your energy, your joy, your life.

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

Do you feel stuck? Paralyzed by fear that you will be bad at what you want to accomplish? The never ending cycle: perfectionism, procrastination, Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   07.19.17   |   SHARE
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How Do Memoirists Survive Telling Their Hard Stories? 

"Writing about trauma or difficult experiences doesn’t repair that trauma,” said Melanie. “It doesn’t make it go away. But I kept hearing what a Read...
Alaina Leary    |   05.18.17   |   SHARE
"Talking about mental health is a big part of my job, but that doesn’t make my own mental illness any less personal."

Why I Won't Stop Writing About My Mental Illness

I didn't fall in love with John Green’s writing the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once. I fell in love with it the way you pass out Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   04.26.17   |   SHARE
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