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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: 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

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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