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When I learned about the Save the Cat beat sheet last year, I felt like Neo after he took the red pill in The Matrix. …

We gettin’ spooky in the new issue of my newsletter! Can I get a booOOoOooOOOOOoooo?

I’ve got horror recommendations, an extra-long writer’s log, and more in the latest issue. Go check it out below! Also, subscribe to the newsletter if you haven’t already.

Shoutout to everyone who checks out my…

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There are no Squid Game spoilers here y’all.

I almost quit watching Squid Game, the global sensation on track to becoming Netflix’s most-watched show, five minutes into the first episode.

Throughout the past year or so, as I’ve spent a hellish amount of time coddled by the instant gratification of…

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After winning the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology series or Movie, I May Destroy You creator, writer, co-director, and executive producer (as well as one of my fave people and career crushes) Michaela Coel used her speech to give advice to fellow writers. …

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These questions were created by Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她) for the writers of the Medium publication The Brain is a Noodle.

[1] Does writing energize or exhaust you?

It’s definitely both. Freewriting, letting the words flow in an inhibited manner from my mind to my fingers to the page, is energizing. …

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At the beginning of September, I stood upon my virtual soapbox, puffed my chest, and proclaimed proudly that I was going to complete a 30-day Medium Challenge — posting 30 times in 30 days.

Today is September 30th and this is the 20th post of the month. Unless I bust…

It’s time for a new newsletter y’all! I give the deets on one of my career crushes in the latest issue.

Check out the writing prompts, pop culture recommendations and more at the link below.

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A tradition I started with myself, years ago, is starting a new Spotify playlist every season. Each playlist includes newly released tracks from that season that I loved— at the moment at least. But, by the season’s end, some tracks are well-worn, like faded jeans, and others collect dust.


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Bleaker House, written by Nell Stevens, is about a writer who wins a fellowship to research and write a book anywhere in the world, all-expenses-paid. …

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