Keyword: writing
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Lit Fest brings national artists to teach aspiring writers

As a person who started writing for pleasure back in elementary school, I can confirm that while the actual act of writing is a solitary one, the only way to improve your writing is to share it. … more

Wish list: World peace and a Polaroid camera

In the weeks before Christmas, one of the radios stations had a Santa hotline of sorts. Kids would call in and leave their requests in a recording. I heard two calls one morning, two messages back to … more

Empathy unites the hopes and dreams of humanity

Last Friday night, I was in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ukraine. I smelled the jasmine and heard the mourning doves of Syria. I savored lunch in Afghanistan. I felt buildings collapse in Mexico, and witnessed the capture of a terrorist in Iraq. I met … more

National effort is a novel approach to writing

A frustrated writer with a book in mind, Sherry Duff kept getting into lulls on her progress. “I was inspired at first. Then you get this lull because real life happened,” Duff said. “In the lull, I let everything else get in the way of my … more

Kids these days with all this literature

Young adult fiction is one of the most diverse and vibrant areas of fiction, with stories, characters and perspectives that run the gamut from the fantastic and dystopian to the painfully realistic and political. And as an author of young adult … more
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