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NaNoWriMo: Should You Give it a Go?
November 09, 2020
By Hank Parker No Plot? No Problem. At least according to Chris Baty. Baty founded the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 1999. Twenty-one aspirants signed up that first year. Their goal? To write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Two decades later, over 300,000 people annually take up the challenge...
18 Books to Educate Yourself on Privilege, Power, and Antiracism in a Time of Upheaval
June 22, 2020
By Caryn Connolly I am a white woman living in the mostly white state of Vermont. Until recently, I didn’t truly understand what white privilege meant. I had no concept of what systemic racism was. I started attending webinars, watching documentaries, and reading to educate myself. Here are some resources to help you better understand the issues and do your part to be antiracist.
IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN (Part 1): The Early Years
July 18, 2019
By Lisa Halvorsen In September 1929 the Chicago Cubs won the National League pennant, British pilot A. H. Oriebar set a new world flying speed record, and Ernest Hemingway's novel, A Farewell to Arms, was published. And in Springfield, Vermont, history was being made by a small group of distinguished writers.
15-Minute Method and Mindset for Establishing or Maintaining Your Writing Practice
May 28, 2019
By A.Y. Berthiaume I’m a mom who works full-time and a writer. Unfortunately, writing always comes third. Not because I want it to, but because it must...