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How to find your writing “voice.”

Introducing The Long Conversation: The Newsletter

2 Jul 12, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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Stop Getting Rejected For Dumb Stuff

Trying to get published? Avoid these mistakes!

Oct 13, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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Process Over Product

On letting go of “done”

Aug 2, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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The Traveling Kind

Keeping up with writing when you’re away

Aug 17, 2021

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How Writing Can Help Us With Grief and Trauma

Evidence, explanation, and exercises

Sep 22, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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Chaotic Good

Or, how to stop hating yourself and start writing.

Jul 19, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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Re: Happiness, in pursuit thereof

Writing when everything hurts

Aug 23, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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Unstuck Yourself!

Keyword brainstorming, freewriting exercises, my favorite prompts, and more ways to find your next great essay idea

Jul 26, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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Who are you writing for?

Write better by knowing your reader

Oct 19, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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#16 - Specificity informs intimacy

Rachel, Nathan, and Taylor welcome Kieran O'Hare, an Every writer and editor whose recent Superorganizers profile of Dan Shipper took an ent

Apr 15, 2021

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TLC #1: The Instruction of Influence

Hello!You’re getting this email because you signed up to attend The Long Conversation, a live show dedicated to the crafts of writing, readi

Oct 14, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC Podcast, Episode 1: The Instruction of Influence

Introducing The Long Conversation: Podcast Edition! In this edited version of Rachel’s first live chat with the Bundle writers, they discuss

Oct 21, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC #7: Coming Into Language

"I did not know that I was spelling a word or even that words existed."

Dec 1, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC Podcast #6: The Omniscient Writer

After a writing exercise where the panelists explored different career paths they might have followed, Dan, Adam, and Taylor talk through th

Nov 24, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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#19 - Welcome to another edition of Thunderdome

Rachel brings together Nathan and special guest Evan Armstrong to discuss the writing and editing processes that led to their hit pieces fro

May 28, 2021

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TLC Podcast #4: Writing as a Way of Being

Taking cues from Robert Yagelski’s Writing as a Way of Being, Rachel guides the panel through pedagogy. At the end of a taxing week, how can

Nov 9, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC #4: Writing as a Way of Being

Hello! This is a message about The Long Conversation, a live show dedicated to the crafts of writing, reading, and editing, hosted by me, Ra

Nov 5, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC Podcast #14 - What, Me Worry? Workshopping Dan Shipper

Rachel and Taylor join Dan to workshop his upcoming essay on something everyone has feelings about: Worry. Topics include: how we might chan

Mar 19, 2021

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TLC Podcast #5: Writing As a Way of Being Part II, with Robert Yagelski

Rachel and the writers (including guest panelist Fadeke Adegbuyi!) welcome the author of Writing as a Way of Being, Dr. Robert P. Yagelski—o

Nov 16, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC Podcast 11: What’s So Impressive About A Diamond Except the Mining?

With special guest Fadeke Adegbuyi in the room this week, the gang discusses her upcoming essay on the tracking app Spoonbill, the tensions

Feb 9, 2021

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TLC Podcast #8: The Body Question

Having spent the week responding to a prompt—What does it feel like to be alive?—Rachel and the Bundle writers spend their final hour of the

Dec 21, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC Podcast #7: Coming Into Language

After talking through questions of editorship and delegating, Rachel, Dan, Nathan and Adam turn their attention to the week’s reading: Helen

Dec 14, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC #7: **Next Week**

A scheduling update for our next episode

Dec 4, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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#18 - Unsticking yourself (Part I)

Pulling from an anti-writer's block resource created for Every writers and readers, Rachel takes Dan and Nathan on a journey through a word

May 14, 2021

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TLC Podcast #12: Restful Reading

After Rachel, Nathan and Taylor provide a diverse array of reading recs for Dan's in-home vacation, the TLC crew wonders: why do we read wha

Feb 18, 2021