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The Lucky Seven Interview, with Margaret Christakos

In Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies (BookThug) Margaret Christakos blends multiple genres to tackle the big subjects — family, sex, parenthood, divorce, and more. The book, written in ten sections, comes together as a love letter to Christakos' own mother and daughter, encompassing the contradictory, powerful, and sometimes bizarre experiences of life as a woman. Her Paraphernalia has been called "an honest, beautifully written read about love, loss, familial relationships and everything in between".

#WritingTips Mondays: Stephen King on Writing for Yourself First

Of all the books of writing advice floating around out there, Stephen King's On Writing is one of the best loved by writers both emerging and established. While King is best known for his horror novels, he writes in a number of genres and his advice is applicable across the board.

Business Insider has collected some of King's best tips. We're highlighting them for this week's #WritingTips Monday, including his advice to write for yourself first. "I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever," he says. Check out the full list to get inspired to write this week!

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