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What's the Story #63

From the Editor
There's something about focusing on the basics that can inspire innovation and transformation

The Ink That Binds

Creative Writing & Addiction
Are MFA programs too insulated?

Diving Deep

An interview with Ted Conover
Serial immersionist Ted Conover on the connections between anthropology and journalism; knowing when to resist digression; and the importance of writing “across the aisle.”

It Wasn't Until I Was an Old Woman that I Began to Enjoy Being Beautiful

Essay
After a lifetime of self-doubt, embracing the power of making unexpected fashion choices

What's the Story #62

From the Editor
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

The Joy of Writing

It’s Complicated
Using positive psychology to identify the pleasures of putting words on the page

The Wonder of the Look on Her Face

Essay
A young writer discovers the most important tool of all

Believe It

Narrative credibility is in the eye of the beholder
Is it just coincidence that we began to worry about truth in memoir just as long-silenced classes began to tell their stories?

Connecting the Dots

A Conversation with Yelizaveta P. Renfro
Exploring the idea of Alaska as America's final frontier and the relationship between the park's wild residents and visiting tourists. An interview with the winner of the $5,000 "Learning from Nature" essay contest!

What's the Story #61

From the Editor
There’s a story in every design and a design in every story.

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