This issue captures elusive, unexpected moments of joy. Whether trying to make the most of an audience with the Dalai Lama, worrying about an eighth-grade Dinner Dance, or straining to see the stars in the night sky, contributors find themselves transported beyond distractions, discomforts, and disasters. We also explore the joys of the writing life, from the feel of the perfect pen to the satisfactions of changing readers’ minds.
Plus, writing through grief; tips for having more fun at the writing desk; tiny truths; and more.
What's the Story #62 Lee Gutkind
We are most likely to find joy when we're fully absorbed in something and, thus, transported beyond the ordinary distractions and discomforts of daily life. read more
After a lifetime of self-doubt, embracing the power of making unexpected fashion choices more
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