Dec 31, 2021 • 38M

[announcer yells] GOALS: Episode 296

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Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres, with hosts Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell'Antonia and Sarina Bowen.

Words of the Year from 2021/New words for 2022

Jess: 2021: Organize 2022: Evaluate

KJ: 2021: Flow 2022: Play

Sarina: 2021 Generous 2022: TBD

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Oh. What. Fun. by Chandler Baker





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