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Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Light, Lists, and Good Wishes for 2023

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Dec• 31•22

As the year wraps up I wanted to wish writers everywhere light, success, and wonder.

This time of year I ake stock, make plans, and peruse the ‘best of’¬† lists, especially when it comes to books. Here are a few you might enjoy:

Former president Barak Obama shares his favorite books, music, and movies here.

The thoughtful and beautiful Marginalian has wrapped up her best stories from 2022—You won’t be sorry.

Then there are the indie bookstores best books of 2022–always a reliable and discriminating source.

NPR has this delightful story on favorites you can listen to here. It’s from their Books We Love series and feartures a nicely diverse selection.

Literary Hub has fabulous end-of-year¬†lists including the best literary dragons ranked, the best crime movies and literary adaptations. If you’re not a subscriber, I strongly suggest you check it out.

You might also enjoy Lit Hub’s podcast for writers, Just the Right Book.

So many stories, so much to learn.

Keep writng, keep dreaming, have heart


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