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Break Up

Break up is the time of year we Alaskans have instead of spring, when all the snow and ice breaks up and melts. Sometimes it’s quite a scene; for several years around 1905-7, break up ice on the Chena River took out the bridge in Fairbanks. People just waited it out and built a new one each year. (I couldn’t find a photo of that so the pic is from the Yukon River just to give you an idea.)

At AKRWA (the Alaska chapter of Romance Writers of America), we have an Annual Break Up Writing Contest. This is different from other contests because we look at a moment of tension (a break up or dark moment) rather than the standard first few pages. We offer great feedback. We have editor Liz Pelletier from Entangled publishing house as our final judge. Win a critique from NYT Bestselling Author Cherry Adair! The contest is open for submissions through May 1st! http://www.akrwa.alaskawriters.com/about.html

I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.

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