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Hi everyone.

I'm an Anglo-American university biology & chemistry instructor, and lab manager.

My main interests are cycling & exercise physiology (researching, reviewing, training, racing), reading (science, philosophy, fiction) and writing (mainly about cycling, but also more broadly).

My website (ianbgibson.com) has much more.

Unsurprisingly, I'm here to discuss all aspects of writing.

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We published an announcement via @write_as from #Florence

You can follow @florence to always receive updates!

Does Mastodon Spark Joy? No. -- meet Florence:

write.as/florence/does-mastodo

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Rediscovered this talk today, and just realized how much it ended up influencing me and what I've been doing over the past several years.

vimeo.com/36579366

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Hi writing.exchange! This will be the writing musing account of @maloki

I'll be writing about writing, and musing about poetry, as I'm crash coursing into it.

Most posts will be private! And the account is private.

If you want to follow hit the button and answer this question:

What are you hoping to gain from a mutual connection with this account?

Really enjoyed and getting to chat with everyone in person this weekend! Now it's time to sleep a lot.

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Updated our instances page to show a bit more information, like how many blogs are allowed.

With the next WF release, we'll also be able to see if your instance has a public reader enabled, and if so, will display a direct link to it on this page.

writefreely.org/instances

@mariusor hey, how's your FOSDEM going? Would you want to meet up today before 1700? Or sometime tomorrow?

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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 Write.as 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"

writing.exchange/explore

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Comme il y a beaucoup (trop) de liens qui circulent ici qui pointent sur Medium.com 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.

github.com/thebaer/MMRA

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@matt & other Writing.exchange 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: youngwritersproject.org.

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. https:geoffreygevalt.com

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