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LFG, as they say (who says? not sure, but I think it is a thing that is said). In anticipation, have already started. Historical fiction about Edith Wharton: middle-aged, virgin, menopausal, embarking on a hotAF affair with a bisexual journalist (hashtag cad), while also cranking out not 1, not 2, but THREE brilliant novels during the same period. Hashtag squad goals, people.

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Jun 11, 2023Liked by Jami Attenberg

Congratulations on launching this year on our 56th anniversary! Such a great project for so many people!!!

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Jun 14, 2023Liked by Jami Attenberg

the great thing about reading Jami is that we get inspiration, craft coaching, and a belly laugh! Warming up with review and light revisions of existing chapters. Will be ready for the sprint of drafting final chapters with the #1000wordsofsummer community.

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Determined. PS: Maybe I’ll post one note / day here for my own accountability 👀

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Forgive my ignorance. What's "on the slack" mean? Is it a platform I can get to easily? Will I need a GPS or is there like an automatic "beam me up" link? Thank you. ~Karen FitzGerald~

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Maybe you've already answered this, but are we "supposed to" (I say this loosely) use the hashtag? To drive readership, and to connect with the others who are doing the #1000wordsofsummer? As far as I know, Substack does not use hashtag technology (ha ha - I say in jest). But seriously...I'm a little confused/uninformed about HOW we're going to show that our writing (if it's here on Substack) is in line with and FOR this challenge.

It seems maybe you're promoting it here, but that we can write anywhere we want to - online, in a paper or Word document journal, wherever - but we'll maybe be connecting with other #1000wordsofsummer-ers somehow...to discuss the practice?

Does that make sense? Feel free to ask me Qs to clarify my Q. :D

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Looking forward to it — and just joined the Slack!

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