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Benjamin Obler
A nebula, monetized. Photo by NASA on Unsplash.


The graphics department takes a day off, and I spare Unsplash the indignity.

Photo by Michael Mouritz on Unsplash


An account of some introductions made at a party


A writer’s journey from point to point

A result in a search for the two words that comprise the article’s title, identified as a “yellow and black fly.” I’m more of a purple and black man myself. Photo by Mona Eendra on Unsplash.


A poetic adventure

The clawfoot in question. Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash


Fiction writers sometimes employ pernicious secrecy in the telling of their stories

Gretel and Hansel laid their own trail. How’d that go for them?



Ennui in cloth form, shapeless like your life. The Pandemic Pant. [Copyright © 2021 Aspiring Writer Syndrome.]


A plan for compartmentalizing your creative writing tasks and responsibilities

Something complex, multifaceted, and beautiful — like you. Photo by Valentin Lacoste on Unsplash.

Benjamin Obler

Instructor at @GothamWriters, NYC. Ed.-in-Chief of AspiringWriterSyndrome.com, where fiction is the focus and inspiration is the goal. #Javascotia @PenguinBooks

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