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Newbies, introduce yourselves!

Veterans, welcome those new to Substack!

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Ah, perfect timing, I just posted chapter one of my fantasy epic Tranith Argan. Free to subscribe, and I sincerely hope you enjoy the weekly adventure:

https://tranithargan.substack.com

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Hi, all! My Substack is THE RAFT (https://phylliscoledai.substack.com), where we "ride the river of life, buoyed by the arts and spiritual practice." I'm a multi-genre author and curator and I've been on Substacking for a year. Love learning from other people and happy to chip in comments/questions from my own experience as well!

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Hello, Sarah and fellow writers at work! I'm Jennifer Bochik, a new writer who started writing to process grief. I created my Substack, Human Being, almost a year ago. It's mainly personal essays and inspirational musings about life in progress. I now realize how much I love writing and creating a community. I'm hoping to learn and grow here with writers at work.

https://jenniferbochik.substack.com/

I also started taking writing classes at a local organization, Literary Cleveland https://www.litcleveland.org/.

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Hi all! Substack is called Moth to Flame. My main focus is criminal justice, mass incarceration and Alabama's ongoing struggle with the feds over unconstitutional prisons. Nothing is paywalled, but I'm hoping to increase paid subscribers this year.

https://bethshelburne.substack.com/

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Jan 5·edited Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Ah love this! Super newbie. Studio Nuovo is my Substack, which focuses on parents and caregivers rediscovering various kinds of creativity to build their new selves. It is space where we come first.

https://charlottemaiorana.substack.com/

Looking forward to learning and building and seeing all your work <3

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Hi! I write Comedy, Tragedy, which is what life is like for a writer living with bipolar disorder. I’m still finding my way.

https://barbnatividad.substack.com

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Hello and welcome friends. I’ve been on Substack for just over a year and still have <75 subscribers. My simple goal is to be a better writer and to attract discerning readers while exploring psychology, mental health, and personal growth in our changing world. I hope to learn more from all of you.

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Thank you for this opportunity, Sarah; I'm a newbie to your community! My Substack, "The Stories We Are" is new but will be exploring trauma-sensitive writing practices to help memoir writers write their story without re-traumatising themselves in the process: https://helenerrington.substack.com/about

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Hello! I'm a writer/editor in Austin and I'm relatively new to Substack. The Compendium is a newsletter devoted to reading and writing. I didn't know exactly what I was doing at first, but one of my friends here described The Compendium as a newsletter about "reading as an identity" and I like that description so I'm going with it. The word "compendium" comes from a conversation with my fascinating SIL (she and my brother own a bookstore in Asheville) about my practice of keeping a commonplace book. I love how my newsletter is evolving in relation to my conversations with other bookish people. https://sarahorman.substack.com/

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

I’m a scared Newbie plucking up courage to start posting.

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

👋🏻 Hi everyone! My substack, Beyond Survival, is about life after trauma. I write personal essays about things like grief, trauma and recovery, and plan to expand to include interviews and resource guides in 2024. It's lovely to virtually meet you all!

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Hello! I joined in September and turned on paid in October. I love making fun self-promotion and PR tips, so come over for that. Then stay and get cosy for creative inspiration with my personal essays that cover my solopreneur journey, midlife relocation to rural France and more..

http://hypeyourself.substack.com

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Hello 👋 I've only been here four months so fairly new, but I love it here!

I'm Emma, an artist and illustrator from the UK. My Substack is The Creative Flock, A supportive and inspiring space for artists, illustrators, creatives and dreamers. I share my inspiration and insights, set to a monthly theme, to help others cultivate their creativity. Join the Flock!

https://thecreativeflock.substack.com

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Hello! I write Just A Blink - personal essays about the passage of time, aging, health, mortality, retirement, and life transitions. I am getting ready to publish my third essay and plan to start posting weekly. I have MUCH to learn about Substack! https://justablink.substack.com

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

Hi y'all! I write The Shrieking Cactus newsletter, where prickly people learn to love themselves and the world around them. Maybe even other people, too. I discuss healing after midlife trauma, finding inspiration in nature, and laughing at the absurdity of being human.

https://shriekingcactus.substack.com/

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Jan 5Liked by Sarah Fay Writers at Work

So cool, Sarah, thank you!

Hello. I write about creating picture books, art for children, film, parenting, and other sundries. Very new here - and I have to say, I was fortunate to work with Sarah from the outset and she's so incredibly helpful. (Though if you're here, you already know that.)

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Hello. I publish stories, essays, poems and plays from the winding trail between grief and creativity. I'm a playwright, writing new things on Creative Seasoning. I joined in November. Look forward to discovering and reading more Substacks through this thread. Thanks! https://jackiedaly.substack.com

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Hi everyone - I'm about 8 months into running a Substack newsletter, Teen Health Today (teenhealthtoday.com). I work hard to provide useful information about topics like sleep, vaping, screentime, porn, and mental health. I'm also co-writing a book for parents called TALK TO YOUR BOYS (talktoyourboys.com)

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Welcome newbies! I write humor, interview Funny AF Women and am serializing my WIP novel. I love supporting writers so ask away. 🙏❤️

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Hi all! My Substack is called The Bed Perspective and you get articles and meditations about navigating chronic illness from a feminist and anti-ableist perspective. You can find it here: https://madelleine.substack.com/

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Hi everyone - I love actually seeing/hearing from actual people so this is great. Thank you Sarah. I write a Substack called Griever's Ball — but I'm on some kind of pause or hiatus. I don't really know ... it's just a sort of stalled out moment. I absolutely love writing about death awareness and interviewing people about their pathways with grief, but .... Anyone else taken a pause with their 'stack??

https://grieversball.substack.com/

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Hello! Relatively new… 13 newsletters in and feeling like I’ve found my “place”. I’ve really shied away from social media, but long form writing works for me. I write Flutes Inspired at https://elisabethparry.substack.com. My big conundrum is the sense that I’m writing for a very particular niche, and I don’t see how the whole sharing love-in that is Notes is a thing for me. But maybe it is and I just don’t get it yet. So I’ve got lots to learn and I’m keen to keep improving.

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Hello! I'm newbie in I've only just posted my first piece on Sunday (felt I needed to get it in before the new year!) and working up the courage to get my second one up today 🤞. I'm over on https://dotsconnect.substack.com/ I have a clear idea in my mind of what I want to write about but ironically still trying to find the words to describe it all.

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Hi there! Big Dave here. When I discovered the ketogenic diet as a way to help manage my epilepsy, I became passionate about all things food, wellness and brain health. That’s when I started The Unremarkable Brain, which led to the publication of my first book (My Unremarkable Brain) and continues every week. I’m new to Writers at Work and I’m excited about exploring and expanding in the new year!

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Hi writers! I'm technically not a newbie because I've been on Substack for the past three years, but I started over with a new publication a few weeks ago: Give Me An Hour! (https://givemeanhour.substack.com/) It was initially called "The Witching Hour" but it wasn't really evocative.

My goal is to help writers, especially writers with a day job (like me), be more productive and achieve their writing goals. I also share occasional screenwriting and podcast writing advice, essays, and pictures of my cat.

Looking forward to reading everyone's intros!

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I’m not sure if I’m a veteran or newbie at this point, but I’ve been writing consistently on Substack since September. I’m a writer, teacher and itinerant pet sitter. My Substack is called The Chaotic Reader and publishes book reviews, writing advice, artist interviews, and whatever else I’m interested in. Nothing is paywalled at the moment, but my hope is to introduce that later this year. I’ve got a new interview with author Ann Hood coming out later today!

https://marissagallerani.substack.com/

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Hello all! I'm Sabrina. I've been writing Diary of a Modern Solopreneur (https://diaryofamodernsolopreneur.substack.com) for the past 3 months. It's all about navigating being a modern solopreneur in the digital age. I share personal stories and experiences, interviews to highlight and share insights from other solopreneurs, and practical tips for achieving joy, longevity, and success as a solopreneur.

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Hi all! I created my Substack in September, so I am still fairly new. My publication is What is Woven In, where I write about creative living, art making (I am a tapestry weaver and fiber artist), and living in a remote and wild area in northern Minnesota. I just went from publishing every two weeks to weekly, and I am working on honing in on what I really want this space to become and ways to serve my readers. So happy to be a part of this community.

https://whatiswovenin.substack.com/

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Hello! Brand spanking new & creating a stack :what's valuable, choice, and building out. I am an (antique)intuitive wellness coach

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Hi, I'm new here, writing since October at https://www.thisverymoment.com/

I'm a former startup founder, current meditation teacher, dad, executive coach & volunteer EMT, sharing personal essays, learnings, and practices to bring a greater sense of aliveness, compassion, and feeling good enough. I've navigated lots of grief, trauma, and anxiety, and want to share some of the things that pulled and continue to pull me through. (I need to work on my elevator pitch. 😂)

I love the community aspect of Substack, so am looking forward to subscribing to and reading what you're all up to.

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Hello All! James Ron here with my 'stack Before I Forget . . I write mainly memoir but also post stories I make up. All free. Stop by for a read at https://jamesron.substack.com/ Thank you!

I've been on Substack just over a year. Welcome newbies. You'll like it here. Thanks, Sarah!

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Hello Sarah and Substack writers! I'm fairly new to Substack but not new to writing. My Substack is called The Cosmic Yes (https://thecosmicyes.substack.com/). My intention is to share my words, stories and sacred practices to offer a few moments of comfort, a soft place to land, a quiet respite from the sharp edges of the world, some medicine to calm the nervous system while gently feeding and nourishing your Soul.

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Hello! I'm as newbie as they come on substack. I am still looking for my direction, but in the meantime, I write about creativity, friendship, and loss. Currently writing a novel where friendship is at the core.

https://scottanthony.page/

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Happy 2024! Very new ~2 months in to writing Grade 17 (aka adulting) and my goal is to grow this space writing about those career coffee chats & happy hour deep convos when navigating our 9-5+ lives. Work, relationships, & vulnerability ☕️💭📆

https://jessbovamadsen.substack.com

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Hi Everyone! I just started publishing last October and have found Substack really fun and supportive! I also just had a one-on-one with Sarah this week (highly recommend!) which was extremely valuable - thank you Sarah! My Substack is about "My search for beauty. Reflections of an unlikely Muslim convert" and I just posted a new piece about 30 minutes ago entitled, "Life Lessons from Old Doggies, Ode to Oso, Part I: Aging and Death in the Age of Genocide." I write about seeking beauty and meaning in our world, and share stories to educate about ethics, beauty, and humanism in the Islamic tradition from my lens as someone who, at the end of my own search for faith, purpose, and meaning, against all likelihood, chose Islam. Hope you will check it out! :) In grace and song: gracesong@substack.com

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Hi writers! Mine is Mission-Driven: Leading with Courage in an Uncertain World. It’s a dive into how courage can help us do good things in crazy times. My challenge: slow growth that has come basically from people stumbling on it. Welcome suggestions!!

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Hello friends! My Substack is If I Die. https://ifidie.substack.com My musings on motherhood + a legacy of words. I’m a memoirist working on my first fiction project this year. I’ve been on Substack for just a few months, but I’ve been writing online for more than 15 years. I’m trying to find my people and grow my subscribers both paid and unpaid in 2024.

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Hi all, I'm relatively new to substack. I've set up my newsletter but so far I've only imported my old blog posts from my website. I'm due to send my first newsletter on Tuesday next week which is called From One Stroke Survivor To Another. As a stroke survivor and yoga teacher I'm talking all things stroke recovery and about my personal journey of having a stroke at the age of 35. I'm hoping to build a community of stroke survivors where we can all share experiences, help each other through the bad days and celebrate the wins. I don't really consider myself a writer but it's been something that I've been drawn to after having my stroke. You can find my substack at https://thestrokewellbeingcoach.substack.com

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Hi everyone!

My name is Aleshia Moyamba, creator of the Faith is...newsletter. A newsletter for folks who want to share, explore, and honor how faith appears in our daily lives.

I launched a little over a month ago.

Happy to be here!

https://faithis.substack.com

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Hello & Happy New Year to all! Thank you for doing this, Sarah!

I'm new to this community and have been publishing articles and a podcast on Substack since August as Moving into Spirit @ Elk Mountain Wellness! My primary focus is helping parents transform anxiety into peace through yoga and meditation practices, art, tarot...

So many incredible authors commenting here! Looking forward to following new voices! ❤️

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Welcome and hello! I host drawing sessions and write about creativity, art materials, and all fun and sometimes awkward stages of an art journey. https://www.introvertdrawingclub.com/

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Hello Writers! Great to see all this creativity. I am adding subscriptions to read! I write Cultivating Soul, which is about practices for spiritual growth and insight. This year I'm starting a new writing project called "Conversations as Spiritual Practice." I will explore how to deepen conversations; small talk, dinner, parties, group dialog, politics, and how to have hard conversations. Each week I'm having at least one intentional conversation with someone, not work related, and keeping a log of what I learn. I will post my progress every Wednesday. (Volunteers who want to have a good conversation about anything are welcome!). I'm a progressive, contemplative, Christian minister living on the Maine coast, and post my sermons on Sundays.

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Hi All and thanks Sarah, Newbie here too! I write travelogues and reflections on retirement living with a focus on snowbirds. If you know someone who heads to warmer climates in the winter, let me know so I can feature them in my weekly Snowbird Stories.

http://seasonsofthesoul.substack.com

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Hi everyone!! I'm excited to discover some new newsletters today!!

I have a newsletter, dialoguing, which I've pitched (so far, open to suggestions) as a place for the musings of an off-duty psychotherapist 🙋🏼‍♀️who can't stop thinking about how to deepen, strengthen, and widen the care for oneself and each other. I also have an accompanying podcast I do with my husband each week where we dissect the newsletter from the week, along with comings and goings of our lives and our marriage. I've covered topics like body neutrality, radical acceptance, dopamine, parenting struggles, codependency and self-doubt.

https://kaitlyntopolewski.substack.com/

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Hi! I’m new around these parts, just launched in November. I’m working on a serial memoir, short, personal pieces about family trauma, cancer, and finding hope in unexpected places. I'm also starting two other weekly posts called Image Playground and The Best Things I Read This Week.

https://thelongdrive.substack.com

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Hi, I'm Lloyd. I've been on Substack for about 9 months (but I'd still say I'm a newbie!). I write about travel & migration. And I run writing retreats in Italy. https://thewritinggrove.substack.com/

Nice to see all the people here!

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Hi all! My Substack is called It’s a Thing. https://lindseysalatka.substack.com/ I post monthly, mostly about writing events in San Diego because people were telling me they were missing the events I oversee. But I also started a Substack podcast (just to see if I could do it) where I interview authors, and it has been so fun for me!

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Hi Everyone! l started on Substack in early November and right now am focusing on writing a serialized memoir about my former life as an Evangelical.

Looking forward to this space to connect with each other and learn!

My Substack is State of Wonder: https://constanceford.substack.com/

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