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    Writing Tips for Teens #1: Guidelines and Getting Started

    Writing Tips For Teens #writingtipsforteens

    I miss seeing teen writers in classrooms and libraries. I wish I could volunteer with our local teen writing club in person instead of virtually. But we’re stuck with what we have in this COVID-19 era. I will provide writing tips for teens on the first blog of each month. Please feel free to share with other teens, classrooms, and libraries! (I’d appreciate your using my name in any acknowledgements, thanks.) If you want a hashtag, I’m using #writingtipsforteens. Enough of the small talk—let’s write! Writing Tips for Teens #1: Guidelines and Getting Started Guidelines: I’ll be dispensing information and advice…

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    Raspberry Time!

    Note: While I’m baking raspberry crisp, it seems like a good time to rerun this post. Hope everyone is enjoying berry season!  The end of summer is berry time in Alaska. I’ve written before about berries and berry picking (see…

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    Katmai National Park

    My husband and I took a day trip to Katmai National Park. It is best known as the home of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and Brooks River, where brown bears congregate to eat salmon every summer. We didn’t…

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    We’ve had tough times before

    While I am dismayed at all the bad news out there, I try to keep things in perspective. We’ve had tough times before. This is from the Alaska Historical Society’s newsletter Alaska History News, Vol. 48, No. 2 Summer 2020:…

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    The Villain I Love to Hate

    Note: This was originally published on the Romancing the Genres blog. Check it out at https://romancingthegenres.blogspot.com. I don’t read a lot of books with stereotypical villains who laugh demonically and have evil plans to take over the world. But I…

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    Seward, Alaska

    Last month, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary in Seward, Alaska. Let me tell you a little about this remarkable town. The Seward area of the Kenai Peninsula was originally frequented by the indigenous Alutiiq people as part of…