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Why the world needs you to write

Moments are slippery things. We have so much technology that can record them now, but there’s no true way to actually relive them. We keep trying, but there just isn’t. A ratty T-shirt that smells like your old boyfriend is not your old boyfriend.

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Guest post: Yanking the door open

What makes an editor know on the first page whether she will like the story? Look over your work and answer the following questions.

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Ever found Neil Gaiman in your falafel?

Flipped the channel to the public television station and left that on for background morning chatter. The first thing I saw was a mini Neil Gaiman. Dispensing writing advice. From within a falafel.

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Magic space pens and secret answers

Have you heard the story of astronaut pens? At the dawn of the space program, NASA encountered a sticky problem. They discovered that ball-point pens would not work outside of our atmosphere. The...
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Of rainbow nails and unlocked doors

I was at my friend Cathy’s house for an overnight brainstorming session about the new blogging series we are putting together. (You’ll be the first to know about it. I haven’t announced...
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