Hi, friends!

Welcome to Simon Says, the weekly newsletter from Rachel Simon—Deputy Editor at HelloGiggles, freelance writer for outlets like The New York Times and Vulture, teacher with Gotham Writers Workshop and Redbud, and newly-minted crossword maker.

Each Monday, I send out a newsletter that’s part life updates, part pop culture recs, and part whatever else is going on in my brain at the moment. Want to know what it’s really like to write a book? Need a new Netflix show to obsess over? Feeling out of the loop on the latest B-list celebrity scandal? I got you.

Also, I’ll be sharing plenty of writing advice for freelancers and others curious about the media world, based on my 6+ years in the industry. Pitching, interviewing, editing—it’ll all be covered.

And dog photos. Lots of dog photos.

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