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What artists can do is bring stories to the table that are unshakably true—the sort of stories that, once you’ve heard them, won’t let you return to what you thought before. Lin-Manuel Miranda 

What artists can do is bring stories to the table that are unshakably true—the sort of stories that, once you’ve heard them, won’t let you return to what you thought before. Source: Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Power of Art –

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I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m already anticipating the downside. 

I Just Published a Book: Why Am I Depressed? | Poets & Writers A debut memoirist speaks up about post-publication blues and offers some suggestions for how to cure them. Source: I Just Published a Book: Why Am I Depressed?

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Advice worth repeating from Octavia Butler

I just wish this article weren’t riddled with typos. Nonetheless, it’s well worth reading if you can overlook them. I listened to Kindred recently (per her advice, I listen to recorded books during my almost daily walks) and found it

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She wrote one of my favorite books 

I dread the question, “What’s your favorite book?” because for me it’s always changing. It’s often something I’ve read recently because it’s fresh in my mind and something about it surprised me. But one novel that has been on my

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A wonderfully moving short story in The Masters Review | “Mix and Match” by Katherine Rooks

Source: The Masters Review | “Mix and Match” by Katherine Rooks

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The not-so-hidden injuries of class: A Poem, on the Supposition of an Advertisement Appearing in a Morning Paper, of the Publication of a Volume of Poems, by a Servant-Maid 

I ran across this while looking for something else. The language is so delightfully fresh and arch. Elizabeth Hands–died in 1815, and although the Poetry Foundation does not date the poem, her book was published in 1789–so who knows? Perhaps

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The Tyranny of Good – Change Seven Magazine

by Joe Mills My piano playing has improved. I have advanced from the children’s books to the adult ones. I have begun to play the black keys and the white keys in the same song. I have learned a co…

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