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Catching Up with Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

July 12, 2018

By Sophie Grossman Graywolf Press received more than 700 submissions to its annual Nonfiction Prize this year, and the...
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Bad News: I Want To Be A Writer

July 06, 2018

By Sophie Grossman I began my first year as an undergrad certain that I wanted to major in biology and begin a...
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Plotting: Trapped in the Beginning?

July 03, 2018

Many a writer gets caught in a loop of writing and rewriting the beginning of a novel. Round and round goes the loop,...
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Lit Counts: Serious, Calm, and Still

November 16, 2016

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Lit Counts: Moving the Needle

November 15, 2016

By Deanne Gertner

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Lit Counts: Housekeeping in Rochester, Minnesota

November 14, 2016

By Lindsey Griffin

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Lit Counts: We'll Survive

November 12, 2016

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Lit Counts: On Head Injuries and Richard Ford

November 11, 2016

By Rebecca Aronauer

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Lit Counts: Letter from a New World

November 10, 2016

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Lit Counts: The Heart Speaks Strangely

November 09, 2016

By Laura Miller

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Lit Counts: Including Poetry

November 08, 2016

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Lit Counts: Within the Border of Words

November 07, 2016

By Sage Marshall

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Lit Counts: A Sad Year for Stories

November 04, 2016

By Corey Dahl

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Lit Counts: I'm Always Coming Back

November 03, 2016

Editor's Note: Sonya attended our Young Writers Program's weeklong middle school summer camp this year.

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Lit Counts: The Hard Times that Bind Us

November 02, 2016

By S.E. Fleenor

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Lit Counts: Reading After Midnight

November 01, 2016

By Jenny Itell

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The Class That Saved My Manuscript

October 14, 2016

By Kate Morrison Simpson

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Writing Descriptive Descriptions: A Guide

October 13, 2016

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What Makes a Good Picture Book?

October 08, 2016

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Perfect Your First Pages ... Or Else

August 11, 2016

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Victoria Hanley Talks YA

August 10, 2016

By Corey Dahl

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Wrestling Our Stories

August 09, 2016

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How We Live

July 27, 2016

By Lily Fishleder

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The Universal Language

July 19, 2016

by Candace Kearns Read

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Get Growing

July 12, 2016

On the surface, writers and cowboys don’t seem to have a lot in common.

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Seduced by Poetry

July 05, 2016

[Editor's note: The following is a brief essay Lighthouse instructor