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"The sound of the language is where it all begins and what it all comes back to. The basic elements of language are physical: the noise words make and the rhythm of their relationships. [...] Most children enjoy the sound of language for its own sake. They wallow in repetitions and luscious word-sounds and the crunch and slither of onomatopoeia; they fall in love with musical or impressive words and use them in all the wrong places."—Ursula K. LeGuin, _Steering the Craft_, p. 19

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Hello everyone! I'm Jacob, and I've been a writer for as long as I can remember. I made a resolution this year that I was going to work harder at actually finishing some of my work, and trying to publish. We'll see how that goes!

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Just got our stickers in the mail! I'll be handing these and our stickers out at next weekend - @matt

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I just want to give a public shoutout to @wordsmith who is in search of fellow poets to connect with here on Mastodon.

Like many of you, they have come here looking for creative freedom after the Tumblr crumble.

If you are a poet, or know any poets who would be interested in connecting with Wordsmith, please don't hesitate to reach out to them or reply to this toot.

Thanks! 😄

You can now add yourself to our public directory! This is great for helping people from other instances discover who's all here, and who to follow.

To add yourself, go to Edit Profile and enable "List this account on the directory"

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Comme il y a beaucoup (trop) de liens qui circulent ici qui pointent sur j'en profite pour signaler l'extension Make Medium Readable Again pour Firefox, Chrome, Chromium, Brave, et Vivaldi.

Cela permet de dégager tout ce qui empêche de lire le contenu lorsque l'on a pas un compte sur Medium: pop-up de retape, bannière géante de publication, etc.

Cela a été développé par Matt Baer le créateur de @write_as c'est du libre et cela fonctionne.

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@matt & other folks: I have a plan: regularly post -- things I do to to expand my writing. I'd love to have others jump in. Here's one: I am embarking on a novel. (First time; my specialty has been non-fiction.) As I go more deeply into it, the more massive it seems. I go bite size: Each day I explore a character, writing a snippet of her/his backstory -- moods, interests, relationships, likes, etc. Often I delete what I write. I'm just trying to get to know them.

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Intro: For 33 years I was a professional journalist: reporter>editor>managing editor. I founded & ran, for 12 years, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young people write:

Now I focus on my own projects: a novel that has occupied my mind for 18 years; a journalism project: words, sound, images centered on a courageous opioid addict.

I provide editing support to several professionals & young people. I hope to give and receive feedback with you.

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Hello Writing.Exchange! I guess its time for an toot 📝

:pen: I Am: Citlali Luna, sometimes I write under Vivi Sol (I am VERY clever)
:pen: I was a ghost writer for several years, and left because it killed my desire to write lol
:pen: Most of that time I spent writing supernatural romance and thrillers. Now I write about the Mesoamerican Pantheon
:pen: Current Project Code Name: Southern Grin
:book_red: finally, my personal masto is @citlali

Nice to meet you! Lets be friends 🌸

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Let's Save Blogging, by @ernie

Great article about starting up an independent blog in 2019. In it, I also talk a bit about how is trying to make blogging a little more social, and how our business model keeps you free from ads and personal data collection.

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Hello, comrades in I am Meg's partner, Elena. My native language is Russian, so I write mostly in Russian and only short pieces in English. Years of travel and discoveries, since our planet crossing escape from Russia, prompted me to observe the world, to truly live, and to write.

Here, I would like to find like-minded, liberated people.

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I'm Meg, 1/2 of the default-adventurer duo "Elena and Meg"-Think Thelma & Louise, but non-fiction. We ran for our lives, freedom, & love. Reader's Digest version: We escaped from Russia by sailboat, unsupported & with no right to land. In the ensuing years, Elena & I have been trying to set the record straight by writing about our crazy adventure, ourselves. Me (that's Meg) in English, and Elena in Russian.

I look forward to being a part of this writing community!

Home again, in warm and humid winter air. Yesterday's 12 hours on southbound Interstate still didn't prepare me for how quickly I'd miss clear nights, frozen fingertips, and visible breath.

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Close your eyes, Winter,
as your sky falls on my tongue;
We taste ancient rains


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Hey fediverse!

Please recommend blogs so I can follow them. I want to expand my fediverse reading :)

Of course you can respond with your blog too :)

Boosts appreciated! 💜

#writeas #reading

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We're back with #AppCenterSpotlight! Check out, the privacy-respecting, distraction-free app and service to publish your thoughts in seconds. Now on elementary OS. #GetItOnAppCenter

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