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Follow Roxane Gay on Twitter and Learn All the Secrets That Don't Exist

I love Roxane Gay on Twitter. She is ridiculously straightforward and responds to those who question her with a direct self-assurance that I can't even imagine possessing. It's beautiful.

A while back, I saved this tweet:

There are no secrets. You need to submit your work to appropriate publications, relentlessly. — roxane gay (@rgay) May 15, 2018
I really like remembering that for most things I want to do, there is no "secret" to success. Want to be a writer? Submit your work to people who publish writers. RELENTLESSLY. (What a word. Relentlessly. I submit things to publications from time to time. Roxane Gay submitted relentlessly. The gap in achievement from people who work on things occasionally to those who work constantly must be massive.)

On one hand, it reminds me that it's basically all my fault that I'm not where I want to be on certain goals. This isn't an entirely pleasant feeling. On the other hand, it reminds me that I have the power to chang…

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Singalong! Friends by Michael W. Smith

Learning! Roundup: Fall in Love With a Sci Fi Nerd, Unconscious Thoughts May Not Exist, Trigger Warnings, and More!

The Unexpected Benefits of Giving Thanks

Inspiration! Roundup: New Categories for Humans, You're Not Really Special, Light Art, Tunnel Vision, and More!

Action Items: Things to Do to Help Fight Evil and Save the World

Cute! Roundup: Time to Chill, How Many Dogs Do You See?, Hug-o-Clock, and More!

Singalong! If it Makes You Happy by Sheryl Crow

Learning! Roundup: Getting a Good Night's Rest, Adopting a New Identity, Politics and Cheating, and More!

Let's All Be Babies!

Inspiration! Roundup: Declining Invitations, Big Dreams, the Impact of a Book, and More!

When Do I Get to Forgive Famous People?