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Was your New Year’s resolution writing-related? (It’s okay, this is a safe space.) Whether writing is your job, passion, or just a secret dream, we’ve got the resources you need to make it happen this year — a few of which might surprise you.

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I’ve gotten story ideas in the most unlikely places. Sometimes it’s from overhearing something — once at an amusement park I became so fascinated by a self-proclaimed coasterhead nearby in line raving about her favorite rides that I fictionalized her in a short story. Sometimes it’s trying to satisfy my…

Filming a piece about my writing process at the Big Board bar where I wrote part of a chapter of “Wanting.” All photos courtesy of the author.

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When I say “don’t try this at home,” I mean that. My approach to writing involves spending a lot of time outside of the home. I’m the…

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