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The Unreliable Narrator is Someone I Can Really Rely On

December 04, 2018

By Michael Henry A few months ago I got hooked on the novel Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash. In it, a loner young man...
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Lit Counts: The Perfect Recommendation

December 03, 2018

By Dan Manzanares I hate it when bots or social media algorithms recommend me books. But I love it when a human does,...
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Lit Counts: Sing the Song of Her Possibilities

November 30, 2018

By Suzi Q. Smith I have been writing poetry since I could hold a pen (or at least for as long as I can remember my...
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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

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Brown Bags & Business

June 30, 2016

by Mary Calhoun Gattuso.

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What Jenny Offill Said

June 21, 2016

By Sarah Gilbert

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Lessons from the Book Project

June 18, 2016

[Editor's note: The Book Project is a two-year program offered through Lighthouse that gives writers the classes,

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The Unofficial Lit Fest Volunteer Manual

June 17, 2016

By Ashley Teatum

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Get That Short Story Published

June 16, 2016

By Gemma Webster

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Worker By Day, Writer By Night

June 09, 2016

By Corey Dahl

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Packing Perfectly for the Apocalypse

June 06, 2016

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Making the Mountain: Come Hungry

June 04, 2016

By Corey Dahl

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Beyond the Page

June 02, 2016

By Corey Dahl

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The Pros (and Cons) of Rules

June 01, 2016

by Lily Fishleder

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From Agenda to Message

May 26, 2016

by Cynthia Swanson

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Sara Michas-Martin Says: Let Go

May 25, 2016

by Lily Fishleder