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Scribd collaborates with famous as well as up-and-coming authors to publish new and experimental works. Find profiles of authors we work with like Margaret Atwood and Roxane Gay here, as well as behind-the-scenes stories of what inspires our Scribd Originals.

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Scribd Coach author Sarah Moffat on designing a motivating routine

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Author Eve Schaub on writing your life as it happens

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This is Life Scribd Original authors share books that brought them hope

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4 public speaking tips from champion speaker Kyle Murtagh

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Author Matt Fitzgerald on writing rituals and daily routines

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Chuck Palahniuk on the gardens and ghosts of his past

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Marissa Miller on impostor syndrome and embracing your weirdness

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Author Julie Lythcott-Haims on what it means to be an adult

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The favorite books of 10 famous authors

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Polynesia dreaming

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Margaret Atwood on her writing process, heretics, and more

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Kaitlyn Greenidge on the joys of sex

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Leigh Bardugo answers fans’ questions about ‘Shadow and Bone’

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Kurt Eichenwald on the deadly lies spread by anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield

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A conversation with Richard Russo… and Rick Russo

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Bonnie Tsui on how to survive swimming with sharks (real and metaphorical)

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Charles Yu on climate change, the future of humanity, and more

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Elizabeth Berg on life in uncertain times, the joys of porch sitting, and more

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Myriam Gurba on writing to the deceased, amplifying marginalized voices, and more

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Poetry, landscapes, and loss

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Todd Balf on adapting to disability, living in turbulent times, and the benefits of being stubborn

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Emily Gould on ‘Perfect Tunes,’ the first time she got published, and more

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Jared Diamond on home run hits, baseball traditions, and more

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Introducing Scribd Originals: A New Way to Connect Readers with Exclusive Content from Bestselling Authors

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Our First Scribd Original: Mueller’s War