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Build writing skills at the 20th annual summer workshop |  Independence Bulletin Journal

Build writing skills at the 20th annual summer workshop | Independence Bulletin Journal

CEDAR FALLS — Novice and experienced writers who want to hone their skills and network with award-winning authors and other accomplished writers are invited to attend the 20th annual Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop, June 9-11, at Riverview Conference Center. Keynote speaker, Mary Potter Kenyon, graduated from The University of Northern Iowa. Mary is a …

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Individual time may be as important as together time in romantic relationships |  StaceyNHerrera

Individual time may be as important as together time in romantic relationships | StaceyNHerrera

**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. When I was engaged to be married, a woman told me that “marriage is when two people become one.” At the time, I felt my head and feigned a smile, but inside I was cringing. I think …

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My father had an affair with my boyfriend’s grandmother before I was born | tracey folly

*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. My first boyfriend was the grandson of my father’s former mistress. It was a strange and terrible coincidence. My father had an affair with my boyfriend’s grandmother long before either of us was born. Often, when my high school …

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A New True Crime Book Investigates a Sister’s Murder and Official Indifference ‹ CrimeReads

For writers of fiction and non-fiction, serial killers are the gift that keeps giving. Recently, the new yorker profiled a French “researcher” and “expert” on serial killers who turned out not to be, and that lovable psychopath Dexter is back on TV for another round of sick mayhem. As a subgenre of both crime fiction …

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Thirty Ohio authors nominated for 81st annual Ohioana Book Awards

Thirty Ohio authors have been nominated for the 81st annual Ohioana Book Awards, to be announced in July. The authors — all from, living in or writing about Ohio — created works in fiction, poetry, juvenile literature, middle grade/young adult literature and nonfiction as well as works about Ohio or Ohioans. Beginning June 1, the …

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Review: ‘All the Secrets of the World,’ by Steve Almond

Steve Almond’s first novel is about a missing-persons case, a subgenre that tends to present a writer with a very 21st-century challenge: How to explain a character’s disappearance in an age of cellphones and global positioning systems? One solution is to set the action in the recent past, with its busy signals and hastily scribbled …

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