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War Novels, Combat Women, and the Beautiful Souls Narrative by Kristen Ritter

I was watching Christopher Nolan’s war epic, Dunkirk, and I found myself performing a familiar exercise: trying to imagine the soldiers as women. Without changing any details of plot or the actors’ essential movements, could I imagine a female in the boy-soldier’s place? What about the boat captain? The sailor? The English commander? What would …

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Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference Evolving: By Erin Hollowell

This May 15-18 will mark the return of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference after a year’s hiatus. For nineteen years, the conference has brought together hundreds of writers from around the state and the country to learn from nationally-renowned faculty. Over the past year, the newly expanded Advisory Committee has been discussing how to help …

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Writing in a Time of Pandemic: Richard Stokes and Juneau’s Burn Thompson Writers

As the pandemic worsened in early 2020, Juneau’s Burn Thompson Writing Group, like so many others, shifted from in-person to ZOOM meetings. Our routine had been that each of the 6-10 attendees at twice-monthly gatherings passed out copies of their work, then read it aloud. The others then offered suggestions and asked questions, often marking …

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Andromeda Romano-Lax: Making the most of your launch and the writing of promotional “supplementary essays,” Part Two.

Last month, I wrote about things you can do—like developing relationships with other authors and engaging authentically on social media—one to three years before your book is published. Today I’m going to talk about a narrower yet still significant opportunity window, up to a year before pub date and for many months after. Obviously as …

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