Me and Sookie Stackhouse: A Trick to Get You Past Doomscrolling

Everyone is distracted. Seriously, I followed two different anti-doomscrolling bots on Twitter, because, well :: gestures around :: there's a lot going on and a lot to keep up with and pictures of cats and dogs and... and I can feel my attention span contracting. That dopamine merry-go-round is pretty powerful, and what with needing to keep up with natural disasters (Alaska, California, Florida, Dominican Republic/Haiti/Cuba ...) and world events (Britain, Iran) and politics (like the latest Rolling Stone piece on Officer Fanone)... it's so so so easy to just scroll and scroll and scroll while your TBR sits there...

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Interview: Laureen Hudson, Acquisitions Editor

What got you into editing as a profession, and what helps with being a good editor? So that’s actually a funny story. Waaaaaaay back in high school, I signed up to work on the school newspaper. The teacher noticed me informally answering other people’s questions about spelling and word choice, and decided I should be the editor. That would have been where it stopped, except that the school principal made a habit of censoring editorials in the paper. It enraged me, and I embarked on an anti-censorship campaign that ultimately got me suspended a few times… but I learned the...

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