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Billowing clouds of pink light in space

Advice for writers of physics or fiction

By Kate Blackwood / April 23, 2022

Character, tension, motivation: Natalie Wolchover teaches that a good science story is a lot like a good short story.

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Singing her own song: Where music and story merge

By Kate Blackwood / February 26, 2022

This week I contributed a poem – a song without music – to an organ concert full of stories without words.

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Flipturns: Bonus material

By Kate Blackwood / February 7, 2022

Two landmark experiences during my pregnancy last year – swimming in the YMCA pool and hiking in New York’s Adirondack region – taught me that my son is a being separate from me and will be for the rest of his life. I wrote about it, and the wonderfully specific journal Sport Literate published my essay “Flip Turns” this winter.

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Several people running

Winter Chill #4: Goal, Plan, or Palanquin?

By Kate Blackwood / January 30, 2022

Palanquin: At some point after the turn-around, this word popped into my head. My legs were saying: hush up and ride.

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