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Self-care tips for writers (and everyone else)

Last month I (briefly) went to a dark place. There wasn’t anything wrong, really. There were no awful life events or catastrophes. I wasn’t depressed. It’s just that my novel, which had been stuck, ended up taking me somewhere Not Fun. My main character wasn’t coming out right, and in order to understand where she…

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My brain is lazy AF: learning to read Hangul (한글)

Learning Korean has given me a fascinating sense of perspective. I’ve learned other languages: I did a double major in French and English in university and I took a year of German back when I thought a master’s degree in Comparative Literature would be a hoot (actually, it probably would be a hoot, but that’s…

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Don’t be an asshole: an editor’s guide to internet etiquette

When I took my first editing course, our instructor gave us a valuable piece of advice: don’t correct someone else’s grammar/spelling on social media. Ever. Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and internet forums (are they still A Thing? I am old) are the textual equivalent of a casual conversation. Do you stop someone mid-conversation to correct their…

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