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AuthorCrush

Author Crush

Writer, editor, book lover and total library geek.

Joined on 2 October, 2009

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Replying to @adamfelber: Things will get loud, so keep this in mind:

1) There are people about to testify under oath, under penalty of perjury, tha…

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Replying to @sarahmaclean: This is a reminder that if you have time and you really want to send love to a favorite book or author, an honest Goodrea…

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Quoted @kj_charles

I blogged on writer's block and why I never want you to use that term again. Writer's Block and Why You Shouldn't.

#Writing wisdom. Especially relevant during #NaNoWriMo

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Things will get loud, so keep this in mind:

1) There are people about to testify under oath, under penalty of perjury, that Trump did these things.

2) There are people who say Trump did NOT do these things. Exactly none of them are willing to testify under oath.

That’s it.

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Replying to @txvoodoo: I'm gonna rewrite the headline:

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, chair of the Maryland Democratic Party and widow of Elijah Cu…

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Replying to @BCDreyer: 1. First delete the unnecessary comma.
2. Then delete the idiocy on either side of the comma.

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Quoted @KVanValkenburg

I don't want to dunk on the Northwestern J-students, in part because I think we need journalists now more than ever and punching down in his profession is extremely shitty, but I do want to tell a story about why we call people who might not want to be contacted for stories.

As a former newspaper editor, I deeply appreciate what he's saying here. Good journalism is about putting yourself on the line to give a voice to others.

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Quoted @qz

Employers favor men not because they are prejudiced against women, but because they have the perception that men perform better on average at certain tasks.

1. First delete the unnecessary comma.
2. Then delete the idiocy on either side of the comma.

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This is a reminder that if you have time and you really want to send love to a favorite book or author, an honest Goodreads/Amazon/B&N/Apple/Wherever review means the world. Reviews sell books, ping algorithms, and make publishers happy.

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Replying to @K_JeanPierre: This is beautiful.

Fatherhood.
• • • • • •
Instagram: “Today at @echappedancearts we hosted our annual Daddy and Me BO…

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This is beautiful.

Fatherhood.
• • • • • •
Instagram: “Today at @echappedancearts we hosted our annual Daddy and Me BOGA. This completely warmed my heart. ❤️”

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Quoted @thehill

JUST IN: Elijah Cummings' widow, says she will run for his longtime House seat

I'm gonna rewrite the headline:

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, chair of the Maryland Democratic Party and widow of Elijah Cummings, announces run for his House seat.

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Replying to @MichelleObama: Whenever I'm looking for a source of strength and courage, I think about our veterans and their families—they inspire me…

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Replying to @RAICESTEXAS: TOMORROW the Supreme Court will consider the future of DACA. It’s more important now than ever to #DefendDACA and to share…

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Whenever I'm looking for a source of strength and courage, I think about our veterans and their families—they inspire me every day. On #VeteransDay, let's make sure we all give a little something back to those who have given so much to our nation.

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Replying to @ECMcLaughlin: Rep @ElaineLuriaVA is one of the really good ones. I know this from personal experience.

And this ad says it all. https…

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TOMORROW the Supreme Court will consider the future of DACA. It’s more important now than ever to #DefendDACA and to share our immigration stories with the public. Share your immigration story with @DefineAmerican at:

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Quoted @AdamParkhomenko

holy shit this ad

Rep @ElaineLuriaVA is one of the really good ones. I know this from personal experience.

And this ad says it all.

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Quoted @roseplethe

I was biting my nails when I heard rumors of Dreamspinner not paying authors, since they’re one of the presses I copyedit for.

Should’ve listened to my gut when they offered me an edit. Now three weeks past when I should’ve gotten paid & they’re not responding to emails.

Replying to @kj_charles: Words cannot describe my contempt for companies that take work from freelancers in the full knowledge they can't or won't p…

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Replying to @IJasonAlexander: So, I proffered what Trump calls “fake” news should stand for: Factual And Keenly Exact. May I proffer that “witch” of…

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Words cannot describe my contempt for companies that take work from freelancers in the full knowledge they can't or won't pay them in full on time.

And when I say companies I mean 'the people in them who make those decisions.'

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Quoted @LeslieProll

Could Texas be any more intentional?

Houston voters elect 19 Black women to judgeships.

GOP then introduces bill to replace judicial elections w/governor-appointed judges.

Kicker: Bill would end elections only in counties w/500,000+ people, targeting urban areas like Houston.

Deeply troubling

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Replying to @gracephaley: 2020 candidates and the percent of their itemized contributions coming from women:

Castro: 57%
Harris: 53%
Warren: 51%
Kl…

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Replying to @ConnieSchultz: A quick tutorial from my class on opinion writing:

1. Avoid starting with “I.”

2. Don’t lie or engage in hyperbole, o…

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Quoted @OpenSecretsDC

In a sign that women are participating in political giving more than ever before, more than 1 million women have donated to 2020 presidential candidates thus far.

2020 candidates and the percent of their itemized contributions coming from women:

Castro: 57%
Harris: 53%
Warren: 51%
Klobuchar: 48%
Booker: 44%
Biden: 43%
Sanders: 40%
Buttigieg: 39%
Trump: 35%
Yang: 29%
Gabbard: 24%

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A quick tutorial from my class on opinion writing:

1. Avoid starting with “I.”

2. Don’t lie or engage in hyperbole, or ignore the facts.

3. Don’t cast yourself as the hero of your own story. A hero never lays claim to the title.

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So, I proffered what Trump calls “fake” news should stand for: Factual And Keenly Exact. May I proffer that “witch” of witch hunt stands for: What Is Trump Constantly Hiding? That is what is being asked and explored. And what we are finding already is bigly bad.

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Replying to @chefjoseandres: @WCKitchen and many restaurant partners always able and ready....

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Quoted @allisonsmcgill

@kdrkrepp @reporterjoe @Alex_Kack @KraftBrand @dcdiaperbank @AmbarCapHill @CarminesNYC @HypeCafe1 @chefjoseandres @WCKitchen

We are preparing for the possibility of another government shutdown Right before the holidays. You all were so generous to the DC area last shutdown. Can we count on you again?

@WCKitchen and many restaurant partners always able and ready....

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Replying to @RabbiRuth: This is powerful

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Quoted @avitalrachel

A Brazilian soccer team wore yellow stars of David as a tribute to Kristallnacht. Seats in this Sao Paulo stadium also displayed yellow stars, with the message “A star not to forget” printed on them:

This is powerful

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Quoted @Redistrict

Top 10 states for largest raw net gain of *non-white* voting age citizens in last four years, per latest Census data:

1. CA +1,431,396
2. TX +1,188,457
3. FL +879,350
4. GA +346,650
5. NY +336,183
6. AZ +300,036
7. NC +249,466
8. WA +203,425
9. NJ +191,123
10. VA +190,305

Time to make sure they're registered.

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Quoted @axios

Tulsi Gabbard has made the cut for November’s Democratic debate. Ten candidates will now be on stage, with Julián Castro as the notable exception.

Replying to @samswey: Tulsi and Tom Steyer making the debate but not Castro - who’s led the field on both immigration and police reform - is a major…

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Tulsi and Tom Steyer making the debate but not Castro - who’s led the field on both immigration and police reform - is a major disservice to the electorate.

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