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How to Actually Focus on Writing: The Dangers of Pseudo-Working

I first heard the term “pseudo-working” from Cal Newport, author of How to Become a Straight A Student and Deep Work. Pseudo-working looks like work, but it doesn’t produce much. If you’ve ever been trying to focus on writing an article while checking your phone for social media updates and fielding dinner requests, you’re pseudo-working. (No, …

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Sneak Peek: Black Friday and Write Practice Wednesday Gifts for Writers

How’s your holiday shopping going? You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. This year, we’re introducing something new: Write Practice Wednesday! If you’re looking for gifts for writers this season, you’ve come to the right place. Gifts for Writers: Write Practice Wednesday Whether you know a writer whom you want to …

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The Expansive Literary Output of Sudan and South Sudan, on Display

Documentary images of the Madarek Publishing House by the Sharjah Art Foundation (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) LONDON — A small but rich ten-day exhibition at P21 Gallery in central London is showcasing works by Sudanese and South Sudanese literary artisans. The multimedia exhibition presents photographic and video portraits of the writers beside …

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MasterClass, the education platform featuring all-star instructors, will soon teach you how to run for office, too

In 2015, the San Francisco-based education platform MasterClass was founded to provide everyone access to “genius,” whether it be in filmmaking, directing, book writing, cooking, tennis, basketball, comedy, acting, screenwriting, photography — even producing electronic music. Toward that end, MasterClass, which is now selling a $180 all-you-can-eat yearly subscription, currently offers hours of instructional insights …

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