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95. 🙃 medium feelings 🙃

Hello, and happy Monday. This week, I wanted to share some thoughts with you that I managed to glean from what I shared with you last week re: tidying my digital workspace. While last week’s letter was…

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Hi friends, My novel Appleseed is out in paperback today! An epic speculative environmental novel about the climate crisis, spanning three storylines and a thousand years, it was a New York Times Notable…

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July Update

I love July: the aromas of a charcoal grill, vacations to faraway lands, long days that last forever. And it’s even better when you’ve just released a big, thick tome. Reader response to Speaking Bones…

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Writing Toward the Exit

I’m doing another Mini 1000. Six days, simple, scaled down letters, no Slack, limited social media, August 7-12. You can sign up here. Hi friends. I’m firmly past the 50,000-word threshold with my book…

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Franz Kafka to Ottla Kafka, July 10, 1914: Yusef Komunyakaa: Walt Whitman: The Sharpener is a reader-supported newsletter. If you get value from these newsletters and want to support my work I encourage…

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You’re Wondering What Post-Roe America Looks Like

Hi friends, Happy (belated) Fourth of July! I spent the long weekend sitting by the apartment pool with good friends and good books. Did you read anything good this weekend? Let me know. Leave a comment…

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Derek Walcott, Nobel-Prize Winning Poet and Playwright

Derek Walcott, Nobel-Prize winning poet and playwright, wrote his first poem at the age of 14. Before the age of 20, he self-published his first poetry collection and also produced his first play. Walcott…

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Suffer The Little Children by Stephen King

Stephen King's short story, published in 1978 concerns a fictional school shooting. Given subsequent history, it's unlikely that it would be written or published now, but it is of its time, complete with…

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WHAT WAS HENRY II REALLY LIKE?

I’m revisiting some familiar and beloved territory at the moment: the early Plantagenets. Specifically, I’ve been writing about Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Thomas Becket. And yesterday I came back…

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As American as a first library card

Of all the things in my life that completely changed when I came to America at five, perhaps the most powerful was my first library card. Before we arrived, I had one children’s book. I couldn’t read yet…

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Maybe this is just a question of taste… Today we’re going to look at two novels. The first is The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons. The second is The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires…

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A New Batch of Stellar Personal Essays to Help You Get Through this Day...

Welcome to Memoir Monday—a weekly newsletter and a quarterly reading series, brought to you by Narratively, The Rumpus, Catapult, Granta, Guernica, Oldster Magazine, Literary Hub — and now many additional…

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Boozhoo! Aaniin! Welcome to another edition of An Irritable Métis. I’ve been working on a different newsletter entry for a few days that has been more difficult to drag out of my brain than I anticipated…

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The Ghoulish Times | 07/04/22

Hello and welcome to the latest issue of The Ghoulish Times. My name is Max Booth III. I host the GHOULISH podcast, co-run Ghoulish Books with my partner Lori Michelle, and write fun, spooky books. We…

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Are You a Writing Addict?

If you're a writing addict like I admittedly am, you're probably guilty of a few things like wanting to write on your day off, forgetting to make money, and more. Oh, and you're probably divorced too.…

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An Unexpected Hike

Descending the saddle from Stanton to Pickering. Last week, while walking along the Saco River, we encountered a friendly woman from the South Shore of Massachusetts. She stood out because she was trekking…

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Garrison, I recently saw you on the news somewhere, and it reminded me to write this note saying that I never did believe what MPR alleged about you. Shame on them. I sure miss you on Saturdays! A fellow…

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