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So You Want to Write for Kids by Tina Tocco

Terabithia. Green Gables. Hogwarts. Walnut Grove. Our youth is often defined by the books we pored over in the school cafeteria or insisted on reading ...

Writing the Next Chapter in Anchorage’s MFA Narrative by Emily Tallman

In June 2020, shortly after the University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to cut UAA’s master of fine arts program in creative writing, David ...
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Here We Go Again: Getting On Top of Time, 2024 Groundhog Day Edition by Andromeda Romano-Lax

What’s your favorite Groundhog Day phrase—the thing you repeat ad nauseum as if expecting life to change when it won’t? Mine is: “Where did the ...
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On Freewriting by Rich Chiappone

Recently a writer friend mentioned how much she depends on freewriting to get her writing process out of the gate each day. This is a ...
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A Writer’s Happiness: Perspective Shifts In Search of Writerly Happiness by Andromeda Romano-Lax

With the New Year underway, you may be charging ahead with vigor or smelling the first smoky whiffs of resolution burnout. Either way, you may ...
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Going Big: Audacious Goals and Important Writing Lessons from the Ironman by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Many of us have goals that feel so big, they’re almost shame-inducing. Why should a goal cause us shame? Maybe because we don’t want to ...
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Spotlight on New Works: It’s a Crooked Road But Not Far To The House of Flowers by Wendy Erd

Return   A lone tree white with blossom Mountains fall toward blue Ridges recede into evening sky Whose sable brush strokes this softly? I count ...
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From Writer to Author by Susan Pope

It’s a clear, calm October day in Chugach State Park. I’m climbing a trail that is new to me with my hiking group. It’s steep, ...
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A Hard Week with Lots of Reasons for Not Writing (Spoiler: I’m going to challenge you to write anyway) by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Today, I gave in. I admitted that this simply wasn’t going to be a very productive week for many reasons: Worry about the war in ...
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