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What does press freedom mean to you?

World Press Freedom Day was established by the United Nations to celebrate the right to freely impart and receive information. Without it, there is no freedom of expression, the universal human right that…

03 May 2022
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the writer's guide to may's astrology - pt. 1

Hi folks, As those of you who’ve been here for a while know, the month ahead is usually just a list of dates with the day’s relevant aspects and a description of what it entails for your writing life. (…

03 May 2022
astrology for writers by Jeanna Kadlec
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Product news for writers: new podcast player, leaderboard categories, moderation tools, and more

At Substack, we’re focused on building for and with writers. Read on for a rundown of what we’ve released in the past few weeks—from an upgraded podcast player to launching new leaderboard categories.…

03 May 2022
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A bit of serotonin for your week ☀️

Hi friends, Welcome, welcome to your week’s bit of serotonin, glitter, and sunshine. Which, as always, is sorely needed. This is the edition of Field Notes when we all share the small and sometimes not…

03 May 2022
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"I'll be me, but I don't like it"

Craig Arnold: Bill Knott: The Sharpener is a reader-supported newsletter. If you get value from these newsletters and want to support my work I encourage you to take out a paid subscription. Subscribe…

03 May 2022
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91. ⭐ public course offering: foundations of asian american studies ⭐

Hello, and happy Monday. Today I have a really exciting announcement for you all, so I’m just going to get into it! 😍 ✏️ Still processing. I’m so excited to say that I joined forces with Yanyi (poet &…

02 May 2022
tiny driver by Ida Yalzadeh
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Dear Sugar Letter #18

“My Grandchild,”1865, albumen print, Julia Margaret Cameron. Cameron was a 48-year-old British mother of six in 1863 when her daughter, also named Julia, gave her a camera for Christmas. Of that gift,…

02 May 2022
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#187 Queria ser grande, mas desisti

Tem sentimento que só toma forma quando surge também na boca do outro. Foi assim quando ouvi Tati Bernardi e Vinicius Calderoni falando da dificuldade de ser corpo, do esforço para não levar uma vida inteira…

02 May 2022
Queria ser grande, mas desisti by Bárbara Bom Angelo
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Exercise #30: The Novel-Shaped Story II

Hi friends, It’s finals week here for me here in Arizona, which means I’ve made it to the end of another academic year, my tenth as a professor. Thankfully, my classes this semester were among the most…

01 May 2022
Writing Exercises from Matt Bell by Matt Bell
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John Keene's "Beatitude"

A note: the formatting of indented lines doesn’t show up on the final draft of this post, so here is a link to a photo of the poem. Beatitude Love everything. Love the sky and sea, trees and rivers, mountains…