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    Writing is Like Baseball

    Baseball is America’s pastime for several reasons, but the reason I’m so attracted to it is the combination of individual performance and teamwork. Writing is like baseball in that way.   Yes, writing is a solitary pursuit in that we spend…

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    The Joy of Writing Conferences

    I love writing conferences. I learn new things, and meet experts in the field. I have opportunities to see writing in a different way.  And most importantly, I get to hang out with my fellow writers. My family and friends…

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    Midnight Sun Cover Contest 2017

    The Alaska chapter of the Romance Writers of America (AKRWA) is hosting a contest!   Do you have a stellar cover that catches the eye and draws the reader in?  The Midnight Sun Cover Contest 2017 is a chance for…

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    NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

    Back in 2003, I was a busy English teacher who did a little writing on the side. That summer, I took a class with ASWC (the Alaska State Writing Consortium), and a colleague told me about NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing…