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How to find your writing “voice.”

Introducing The Long Conversation: The Newsletter

15 🔒 Jul 12, 2021 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

10 Oct 21, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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How Writing Can Help Us With Grief and Trauma

Evidence, explanation, and exercises

7 Sep 22, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC #6: The Omniscient Writer

I dwell in Possibility -Emily Dickinson

7 Nov 15, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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Chaotic Good

Or, how to stop hating yourself and start writing.

7 Jul 19, 2021 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."

6 Dec 1, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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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

6 Oct 14, 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

5 Dec 14, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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Who are you writing for?

Write better by knowing your reader

5 Oct 19, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC Podcast, Episode 2: The Function of Form

Rachel talks with Dan, Nathan, Adam, and our newest panelist Taylor Majewski about Carmen Maria Machado’s genre-smashing memoir, In the Drea

4 Oct 26, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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The Traveling Kind

Keeping up with writing when you’re away

4 Aug 17, 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

4 Feb 18, 2021

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Unstuck Yourself!

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

4 🔒 Jul 26, 2021 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

4 Nov 5, 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

4 Nov 24, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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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

4 Nov 16, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC #3: Ask a Journalist, with John H. Richardson

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3 Oct 28, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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Stop Getting Rejected For Dumb Stuff

Trying to get published? Avoid these mistakes!

3 🔒 Oct 13, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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Introducing: The Long Conversation

The Long Conversation is a weekly live show dedicated to the craft of writing hosted by Rachel Jepsen, Managing Editor of Holloway. Great wr

3 Oct 14, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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#15 - Restful Writing

This week, Rachel greets Dan, Nathan, and Taylor with a writing exercise: what is it like when your house is completely silent? Answering th

3 Apr 8, 2021

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Re: Happiness, in pursuit thereof

Writing when everything hurts

3 🔒 Aug 23, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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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

3 Nov 9, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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Process Over Product

On letting go of “done”

3 Aug 2, 2021 by Rachel Jepsen

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TLC #5: Writing as a Way of Being, p. 2, with Robert P. Yagelski

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2 Nov 11, 2020 by Rachel Jepsen

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#17 - When the feeling stops, I’ll stop

Rachel, Dan, Nathan and Taylor welcome new Every lead writer Evan Armstrong—the new voice behind Napkin Math—to the podcast. Topics include:

2 Apr 23, 2021