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You might think that it’s easy to be authentic in your writing. It’s just you, right? It might be easy for some writers out there, but for a lot of us, it can be difficult to find just what version of you feels like it belongs on the page. For…


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At this point, I think we all know that self-care is important. We’ve all read piles of facts about how it’s backed up by psychology and the medical sciences in general as something that reduces stress. …


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I’m the type of person who will suffer in silence for a while before I approach my breaking point and try to raise my voice about something. I suspect it’s largely because I grew up dealing with a family who had so many of their own problems that they really…


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“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
Ernest Hemingway

I’m learning to understand that isolated bad moods and bad days are just that; singular occurrences. They’re single moments that don’t need to repeat if I grab my mental reigns and get myself back on track. …


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I’ve always, strangely enough, enjoyed research. I had rather humble educational beginnings that started at a community college. I remember quite a few nights when I stayed at the library until closing since I didn’t want to go back to my studio apartment yet. …


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“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
Ernest Hemingway

It can be incredibly hard sometimes to simply be happy.

I’m just an ordinary person who happens to be a writer navigating life and trying to become a slightly better person. I’m the small-town girl who moved…


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I know I should be more optimistic and say something like “how to enjoy returning to the office,” but let’s be honest — it’s not a good thing for so many of us. …


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This week, I concentrated on developing succinct research questions, elaborating on my research plan, and beginning that process. A lot of my motivation for tackling interactive storytelling as a focus comes from the fact that writers are always looking for new ways to tell stories. Form oral tradition to the…


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When I got my first studio apartment at 21, I was over the moon about one feature: light switches. I grew up in a 100-yea-old sea shack that was only meant to ever be a summer home. My bedroom door was a painted-over piece of plywood with a hook and…


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Even though I live in Brooklyn now and my environment is very urban, I still revel in venturing far away from the city and losing myself in nature. It’s incredibly restorative to reconnect with the natural world, even if it’s just in the form of a brief hike or a…

Leigh Fisher

Writer and poet from Neptune. Instructional designer in NYC. Grad student at @NYUTandon studying Integrated Digital Media.

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