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This newsletter is where you’re going to get the entire strange conglomeration of my brain. Essays, microfiction, thought on writing craft, publishing, and the vicissitudes of being an ambitious, goal-oriented writer who is also super into her dayjob … and also thoughts on landscape, architecture, aesthetics, climate change and predatory delay, my obsession with true crime novels (and false crime novels), Byzantium and medieval Armenia, what I think about the fall 2019 Paul Gautier collection, adventures in Judaism, new fountain pen inks, etc. etc. etc.

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