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By Hannah Howe Note: Hannah Howe interned with me this spring during her final semester of college. She did a fine job and offers these lessons gleaned through her college and internship experiences. During the past several years, I’ve pursued a BA in writing and interned with both Breathe Christian Writers Conference and AB WritingContinue reading “5 Lessons from a Young Writer”
My daughter Abby has the unique gift of comparing humans to animals. She studies a person, then comes up with the best animal comparison ever. She’s spot on every time, sending us into howls of laughter. Sometimes I come across two or three wildly different books that have one or two similarities worth comparing. ThisContinue reading “Apples to Apples: Surprise at the Core of Three Great Books”
Two books I read recently made me think about books I’ve read in the past and how they have influenced my thinking and life. The pair couldn’t be more different: one a hilarious, profane, insightful look at books and ideas that had an impact on a librarian’s life; the other a literary, academic study ofContinue reading “The Heart of the Book”
Each year my writer’s group, called The Guild (this picture is not us, BTW), gathers during the holiday season to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the new one. Each of us picks a word for the upcoming year. My word was “release” for 2016 and 2017. Turns out I releasedContinue reading “One Step Forward in 2018”
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