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Kudos, Q4 2018: News and Accolades from the Lighthouse Community

February 06, 2019

It's kudos time! This is our quarterly opportunity to celebrate the latest publication and award news from our members...
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Reading Ruth Rendell: Reflecting on Genre in the Short Story Form

January 22, 2019

By Jennifer Itell Editor's Note: Jennifer is teaching a Misdirection in Fiction workshop at Lighthouse North in...
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500 Days of Writing

January 10, 2019

By Maria Gabriela Guevara I used to be one of those writers that waited for inspiration to strike. I am a romantic and...
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Lit Counts: More Than Narcos y Mojados

December 04, 2016

Growing up, there weren’t many complex characters in fiction who resembled me or my family.

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Lit Counts: We Share a Native Language

December 03, 2016

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Lit Counts: How to Comfort the Disturbed

December 02, 2016

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Lit Counts: Field Guides

December 01, 2016

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Lit Counts: I'm a Writer!

December 01, 2016

By Madison Hart

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Lit Counts: The Secret Life of Writers

November 30, 2016

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Lit Counts: The Art of Asking Questions

November 30, 2016

By Corie Rosen

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Lit Counts: Good Journalism is Good Literature

November 30, 2016

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Lit Counts: The Bribes Were Unnecessary

November 29, 2016

By Genna Kohlhardt

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Lit Counts: Baily 2014

November 28, 2016

(Editor's Note: Lisa is a resident at the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community, which provides recovery ori

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Lit Counts: A Review of the Lighthouse Experience

November 25, 2016

Editor's note: Annalise attended our Young Writers Program's elementary school summer camp this summer.

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Lit Counts: The Thing That Might Save Us

November 24, 2016

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Lit Counts: At War With Our Art

November 23, 2016

By Tiffany Kassab

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Lit Counts: Judy Blume is the Real Deal

November 22, 2016

By Kellye Crocker

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Lit Counts: My Patronus is Not a Barnacle

November 21, 2016

By Amanda Boldenow

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Lit Counts: We Are All Mrs. Bridge

November 18, 2016

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Lit Counts: Disaster Zen for Writers

November 17, 2016

By Susanna Donato

Did you hear? We had an election, and it was a doozy.

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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