Reza Aslan’s “Rough Draft” | #TBT

If you’re a writer interested in exploring identity, religion, or politics, then you should familiarize yourself with Reza Aslan. For the uninitiated, Aslan is an Iranian-American author, religious studies scholar, and TV host.

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The Banksy of Punctuation

“People might say what I am doing is wrong, but it is more of a crime to have the apostrophes wrong in the first place.” Have you ever driven or walked by a storefront and noticed a grammatical error? One man in Bristol got so tired of seeing grammatically incorrect storefront signs that he took matters…

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Terrible Writing Advice

This video is my life right now. This entire blog is arguably a way for me to procrastinate on the important writing projects that I’m supposed to be working on. Thank you, J.P. Beaubien for telling it like it is on the Terrible Writing Advice YouTube channel.

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Maria Nieto on the Notes From A Native Daughter Podcast | Motivation Monday

Notes From A Native Daughter is a podcast focused on conversations around arts, culture, and society, from the Pan-American experience. Hosted by media and communications professional and producer, Soldanela Rivera, NFAND features a variety of guests from the art and entertainment world. I was particularly inspired by a recent episode featuring writer and producer Maria Nieto.

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Aerogramme Writers’ Studio | #FF

Getting back into writing after a long hiatus can be difficult, but I’ve found a lot of fantastic sources online that have kept me motivated and informed along the way. One of my favorites has been Aerogramme Writers’ Studio, a blog devoted to publishing news and resources for emerging and established writers.

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Lynn Mie Itagaki – Civil Racism

ust started reading Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout by Lynn Mie Itagaki, and it’s full of truth bombs. The book centers around the 1992 riots, and the repercussions for Black and Latino communities, but it also attempts to answer larger questions as well. Itagaki focuses on the concept of civility, as she attempts to understand why certain behaviors, when attached to people of color, are perceived as violent or illegal, but totally permissible when perpetrated by white people.

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