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Still Calling Me Daughter: an essay in my late 40s by Jessica Cherry

This February it was dark and sprinkling rain and I was walking up a steep hill in Wallingford from the Burke-Gilman Trail pushing the silver ...

Spot Light on New Books: I Love You More, a Reluctant Memoir by Joan Burleson

“Decades after the events of November 1973, I still struggled with understanding, accepting, moving on… Although I was seventeen when my father hired Jones to ...
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What I’ve Learned About Learning and the Fight to Control It by Nancy Lord

This spring I was honored to be chosen by the Friends of the Homer Public Library as the recipient of the 2024 Lifelong Learner Award. ...
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Who Feels Comfortable? by Anette Coggins

“Writing about your own life should feel a bit like taking your clothes off in front of strangers or saying things you would normally only ...
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Alignments by Michael Engelhard

“Look at the boaters down there.” As a nonfiction writer with a passion for history and adventure, I sometimes tap webs that link individuals over ...
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Birding and Wording by Sean Ulman

Don’t feel like writing today? Nor doing much of anything. Yet you know writing (something, [anything!]) is precisely the thing to do to get going. ...
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Lessons that Cross Genres from a Writer Who Leaped into Suspense Fiction by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Next week, my first suspense novel, The Deepest Lake, will be published. It’s my sixth novel and a big departure from my previous genres of ...
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Mao’s Head: The Quest for the Perfect Title by Michael Engelhard

“What’s in a title?” riffs David Petersen in Writing Naturally, his down-to-earth guide for aspiring nature writers. A good title, he answers himself, must grab ...
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Beware Rabbit Holes: Managing Bad Distractions and Good Temptations by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Tell me, what is it you plan to do / With your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver    Today I want to talk ...
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