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Epicurus for Our Time

“THE WASTELAND GROWS,” wrote Nietzsche over a century ago. “Woe to him who hides wastelands within.” Since then, the wastelands have grown more indiscriminately within and without. Our social and spiritual lives wither on our cell phone screens. Our cities, habitats, and public arenas suffer from a blight whose causes remain obscure while the effects

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What is Written Out Loud? The Collaborative Writing Program Explained by Its Screenwriter Founder

Written Out Loud is a writing and storytelling program that works with schools and students outside of schools to teach writing and empathy skills through collaborative storytelling practices. The education program was founded by Joshua Shelov, a filmmaker and screenwriter who wrote the Green Street Hooligans, starring Elijah Wood, and co-wrote and directed The Best

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Writer Samuel D. Hunter digs deep to let loose his truth for ‘The Whale’

Writing “The Whale,” says Samuel D. Hunter, “felt entirely different than my previous plays. It was at once easier to write and more difficult, familiar but scarily vulnerable.” I didn’t set out to write a film. At first, I wasn’t even sure I was writing a play. Maybe it was something I needed to write

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How Kindle novelists are using ChatGPT

Illustration: Andreion de Castro Earlier this year, I wrote about genre-fiction authors using AI in their novels. Most wrote for Amazon’s Kindle platform, where an extremely rapid pace of publishing, as fast as a book a month, is the norm. AI helped them write quickly, but it also raised complex aesthetic and ethical questions. Would

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In Her Last Book, Valerie Boyd Amplifies the Voices of Black Writers

To say that Valerie Boyd was a critically acclaimed writer, editor and educator doesn’t do her justice. And when she passed away in February at age 58 after a five-year battle with pancreatic cancer, she left behind an incredible legacy. “Wrapped in Rainbows,” Valerie Boyd’s biography of Zora Neale Hurston, is considered one of the

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Why Reading and Writing Fan-fiction Shouldn’t Be Embarrassing

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus. As a dorky preteen during the 2010s, I was bound to be exposed to the large world of popular fanfiction sites, such as Wattpad , AO3 , and Quotev . I would endlessly scroll through users’

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Wanna Be a Better Writer? This Show Shares the Recipe

Andor is a masterclass in screenwriting. Here is how and why. Andor is the Disney+ Star Wars entry that has delighted fans, non-fans, and critics alike. And this alone is a seemingly impossible task—the monster IP has left countless creatives in its destructive wake. The bottom line is if you want to watch amazing scenes

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Memoir reveals gay writer’s struggle with homelessness, rape

‘A Place Called Home: A Memoir’ By David Ambroz c. 2022, Legacy Lit/Hachette $30/384 pages For David Ambroz, 42, author of the stunning new memoir “A Place Called Home,” one of his childhood recollections is of himself and his siblings walking with Mary, their mother, on a freezing Christmas morning in New York City. Today,

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