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Why I Like to Travel This article, written for writers, also conveys the thrill of any kind of travel to an unfamiliar place. 

A New Word for That Feeling When Travel Makes Everything New – aeon – Pocket There is, of course, so much to learn when any of us visit a place for the first time and it would be easy to

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Inner Life

A friend sent a link to this LitHub post by Lan Samantha Chang called “Writers, Protect Your Inner Life.” I suspect it is the writers who are able to do this who best tap into those experiences of surprise, delight,

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Elements of Surprise

I heard about Vera Tobin’s book Elements of Surprise on the Hidden Brain podcast. Shankar Vedantam was interviewing Tobin about her work analyzing the ways in which knowing/not knowing affects the unfolding of narrative and how writers/filmmakers plant seeds to make plot

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Rebecca and the #MeToo Movement

What if everything the narrator of du Maurier’s Rebecca told us was wrong? After all, everything we know is filtered through the 2nd wife, who only knows what she knows through what the murderer-husband told her.  https://crimereads.com/reading-rebecca-in-the-time-of-trump/  

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There’s a word for that…

What’s the word for knowing you read something somewhere on-line but now you can’t find it and you can’t remember which site it was on? I thought I left the tab open because I wanted to link this article to

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My son was mugged while we were on the phone. Here’s what happened next.

http://writinginawomansvoice.blogspot.com/  

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Sorry to Bother You–but you need to see this movie.

So I FINALLY got to see Sorry to Bother You. I tried a while ago and it was sold out the night I went, but I wish I’d made it so I could go again. This is a brilliant film

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