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Feb 16·edited Feb 16Pinned

These are amazing! How this works:

-In all CAPS, write a non-newsy topic you’d like someone else to write about, e.g., THEORIES ON HEAVEN, THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF WATCHING PEOPLE FIGHT ON TV. It can be anything. This is for fun.

-Include your Substack URL and handle (@______).

-Find a topic in this thread you’d like to write about.

-Meet the person who wrote the topic and ask what they’d like to know.

-Write on that topic for your next post, mention the person if that feels right. (Use @______), and post it.

***I'm thinking I'll devote next week's Office Hours to sharing the results.

Even if you have an editorial calendar set, fit this one in. Substack is all about the network and pushing ourselves as writers. Imagine you just got a new assignment from your editor.

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@marple POPULATION THEORY

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TO SELF-PUBLISH OR TRADITIONAL PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BOOK

My substack is https://reidcox.substack.com/

@reidcox

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How would you react if you discovered the truth that extra-terrestrials were indeed real? How would society react? What’s the worst and best case scenario you can imagine?

https://poetx.substack.com/

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A SERIOUS HISTORY OF RUSSIA AND UKRAINE

@Von

After the Putin interview, I would love to read a good dive into the history of that whole conflict from someone who is objective and knowledgeable.

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SELF PUBLISHING VS TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING & IS ONE OF THEM BETTER FOR YOUR BOOK?!

@kaylenalexandra.substack.com

I write an advice column 2x/month called Ask A People Pleaser- any relationships in your life that you need advice on? I’ll provide answers from the perspective of a recovering people pleaser, and I’ll provide tips based in emotional intelligence.

Did I do this right? 😅

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

WHERE AND HOW TO PITCH (FUNNY) PERSONAL ESSAYS

shadesofgreaves.substack.com

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

THE POWER OF BOREDOM or IN DEFENSE OF GETTING BORED QUICKLY

https://demarcation.substack.com/

@dizzyzaba

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I'm looking for articles and accounts to follow that address ADHD IN ADULT WOMEN.

https://jennyedenberkmsed.substack.com/

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Feb 16·edited Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES/RULES/BOUNDARIES FOR PARENTS OF TEENAGE KIDS.

our 14 year old twins have iphones, but don't have safari, snap, instagram, etc and they are begging for them and feeling "left out"

https://onmoneyandmeaning.substack.com/

@JAMESBAILEY1

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

CANDIDLY FEELING GRIEF, RESENTMENT, AND OTHER UNDESIRED EMOTIONS ABOUT YOUR PARENTHOOD

https://www.circular.cheniece.co/

@cheniece

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Feb 16·edited Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

THE NEUROSCIENCE OF LEARNING AND MEMORY AND HOW / WHETHER OUR EMOTIONS HELP US LEARN

https://tanyamozias.substack.com/

@tanyamozias

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

HUBERMAN PODCASTS CONDENSED

I would love if someone could give 3-5 actionable takeaways from each episode. I don’t want to listen to the episodes and he doesn’t offer a podcast transcript to scan.

HTTP://caitlinfaas.Substack.com

@caitlinfaas

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PLACES TO GO TO ESCAPE THE SUMMER HEAT

This is of course critical to those of us who live in Texas, especially after last year’s heat and drought. Lol!

I could also use it as a writing retreat. Never want to see a writer panting over a keyboard!

https://trialsbywriting.substack.com/

@Geoff_Mantooth

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

A MULTI-DAY HIKE IN THE ALPS

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REAL GRIFTERS GETTING THEIR COMEUPPANCE @jemoyer Isn’t it satisfying to learn that someone who has set out to do harm was met with fierce justice? I’d love to hear those stories, perhaps a list of the top ten, & what they did to earn their karma.

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

NAME ONE THING ABOUT GOD YOU DON'T BELIEVE ANYMORE AND WHAT YOU BELIEVE INSTEAD.

http://toddweir.substack.com

@toddweir

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Feb 16·edited Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

I publish "The Art of Unintended Consequences" on Substack and am looking for interesting takes on either YOUR life-changing unintended consequences or tales you know about. I like to start with a real event then have a bit of slightly fictionalized fun with it.

https://davidnemzoff.substack.com/

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTHENTIC DIALOGUE

https://miriamcruz.substack.com

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HOW TO PICK A CAREER - I often joke that I don't know what I want to be when I grow up so I am always mystified by people who start in a career and just go with it. I often feel lost on where to go sometimes.

https://www.readonhand.com/ @briannaplaza

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

I am always seeking guest posts on:

YOUR STORY OF OVERCOMING MIDLIFE TRAUMA

And/or

YOUR UNIQUE APPROACH TO TACKLING FEAR OF EMOTIONAL VULNERABILITY

https://shriekingcactus.substack.com/

https://substack.com/@joyv

I define "midlife trauma" as any trauma (acute or chronic) that occurred in your 20s/30s/40s/50s. I consider trauma to be anything that over-activated your nervous system and made you feel unsafe or scared. I particularly love stories that involve the healing power of nature.

Would love to hear from folks! (If you'd like to keep your response private for now, you can email me at joyvictorynyc at gmail dot com)

I'm a professional health editor so I would edit your piece, but I'd run all edits by you in advance. I wish I could offer payment, but not yet.

thanks!

Joy

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

YOUR MOST UPLIFTING MEMORY THAT'S STIMULATED BY A SONG

Short 800 words or less, with The Spotify link to the song. Everybody, I'd like your story!

I'll link your post to my site.

WHY: Dementia patients may forget words; they don't forget how something made them feel. Caregivers need uplifting stories.

EVERYONE needs to be lifted by meaningful moments. Can you share yours, please?

VICTORIA at CARER MENTOR: Empathy and Inspiration https://www.carermentor.com/

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Feb 16·edited Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

GOOD HEALTH INSURANCE PRIOR TO REACHING MEDICARE AGE. When my husband retires in the next year, we will need to find good health insurance for 2-3 years, but can't afford the $2,000 / month it would require to stay on the insurance we have now through his employer. There must be something out there, but I need help finding it!! Thank you to anyone who decides to take on this topic!

https://justablink.substack.com/

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

THE NEUROSCIENCE OF OBSESSION (w/ people, things, practices, etc. Not OCD, but obsession in more general terms).

https://substack.com/@kolinacicero

@kolinacicero

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

THE MAGIC OF HYGGE (or FIKA or LAGOM) for my Notelets on Nurture series! Next topic is THE JOY OF EVERYDAY ADVENTURE .

Find me at: https://brandseasons.substack.com

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

I'm keen to find posts on SONGS FROM OUTSIDE THE ROCK-POP CANON (especially as defined by Anglo-American critics/fans) and POPULAR MUSIC FROM BEYOND THE ANGLOPHONE WORLD.

Those are big interests of mine even if that's not (so far) always reflected in my Songs and Objects Substack:

https://songstudies.substack.com/

Let me know if you're doing this work.

Thanks, Richard

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

WHAT DANCERS and ACTORS KNOW ABOUT EMBODIMENT and FAVORITE TECHNIQUES FOR FINDING IT

@juliarymut

I'm traveling today so I may be slow in tracking to questions or comments. But I'm really curious and this question. I'd love to hear your perspectives. Thank you so much!

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

THINKING OF EXPLORING WHEN A REGULAR THERAPIST IS NOT ENOUGH AND YOU NEED TO FIND A SPECIALIST THERAPIST.

I’m at Therapy and Other Stories

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Feb 16Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

DETAILED INEXPENSIVE TRAVEL FOR FAMILIES

I’d love to learn about realistic travel plans and hacks from real life travelers with their families (not the Instagram highlight reel version)

@thewellnessconnection

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WHY ARE WE SO WIRED TOWARD FINDING PEOPLE JUST LIKE US

trevythomas.substack.com

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UNHEALTHY FOOD WE EAT (IN SECRET!) WHAT'S YOURS?

@beelilyjones

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND HUMAN DESIGN

https://www.growthovereasy.com/

@growthovereasy

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RAISING BIRACIAL CHILDREN

https://kaitlynramsay.substack.com/

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HOW THE MEDIA ALLOWS MEN TO EXHIBIT RAGE, BUT NOT WOMEN (think: the Super Bowl photo of Travis Kelce yelling at the ref)

www.reclaimingthenewsletter.com

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SOCIAL IMPACT or FUTURE OF WORK Examples

Would love to contribute to or read about or discuss personal experiences with businesses that are both good for their employees and good for the world.

https://www.essentialissues.news

@dougwalton

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CENSORSHIP OF LITERARY MATERIAL (POLITICAL, SEXUAL, ET AL.)

@https://lennycavallaro.substack.com/

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Two completely different options, cuz I couldn't choose:

THE 3 BEST THINGS ABOUT PERI-MENOPAUSE (AND/OR 3 THINGS YOU LEARNED FROM IT)

or

AN ANECDOTE FROM YOUR PAST TOLD WITH A MAGICAL REALISM BENT

https://hollystarley.substack.com @hollystarley

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HOW TO RECOVERY FROM SEXUAL TRAUMA It's daunting even typing those words because I don't believe there's a '3 step plan' to healing, but I want to at least create something that could be a useful starting point for other survivors.

https://clareegan.substack.com/

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SELF-DISCIPLINE AS A WRITER - I'm looking for day-by-day tips. I already have a weekly schedule (e.g. posting on Substack at the weekends) but otherwise I've been struggling to not give myself too much to do (and then get overwhelmed by how much I have to do). I'm doing better than I was, but I could do with some guidance, please <3

I write fiction (and about fiction) as @colquittwrites over at https://colquittwrites.substack.com/

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WHY ARE PEOPLE SO ANGRY ABOUT EVERYTHING AND CAN NO LONGER HAVE DEBATE AND CIVILIZED DISCOURSE WHEN THEY DON'T AGREE? @dariadiaz

https://dlbdiaz.substack.com/

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WHY SAUL BELLOW'S MR. SAMMLER'S PLANET IS ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE

https://www.listeningsessions.ca/

@Robert C. Gilbert

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A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PLANTING A MEDICINAL HERB GARDEN

I'm at https://jodyday.substack.com/ and @jodyday @gatewaywomen

Also, I'm based by the Atlantic in SW Ireland, so am really interested in Northern European medicinal herbs and making medicines from them.

If this is something you know about, I'd love to follow your work!

Jody x

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HOW YOU PICKED YOUR PET NAME

I'm just starting a new Substack: Puppy Love 411 about getting and raising a new puppy

https://puppylove411.substack.com/

@suesenger

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BEST WAYS TO USE CHAKRAS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

https://theultracontemplative.substack.com/

@theultracontemplative

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TAKING TIME AWAY FROM ENTERTAINMENT/ MEDIA CLEANSE (giving up TV or social media for a set time and how that effected your life and/or your creativity/creative process)

https://kaileydellorusso.substack.com/

@kaileydellorusso

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ETHICS OF AI IN OUR NON-DIRECT CREATIVE SPACE: Not about AI to write our books/posts, but AI for cover art, AI to narrate books, AI for promotion.

@Vincewetzel "Salted Wetzel with a Side of Mustard."

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THE NEUROSCIENCE OF MUSIC. HOW AND WHY CERTAIN TYPES OF MUSIC AFFECT US IN CERTAIN WAYS.

https://www.theunfilteredscribe.com/

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Someone to write about THE EXPERIENCE OF TALKINGa TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT SOMETHING DIFFICULT DURKNG A DOCTORS APPOINTMENT. Would be great as a companion piece for an essay I’m writing about how to talk to your doctor/how doctors think.

@besscatherine

Bessstillman.substack.com “everything is an emergency”

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1. EROTIC MARMADUKE

2. @cansafis || www.cansafis.com

3. the search begins

4. i will find you

5. and then write about it

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