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READ LIKE A WRITER, a teaching blog

NOVELIST SAYS START RESEARCH WITH JUVENILE NF

Today's guest blogger is Mindy McGinnis, author of NOT A DROP TO DRINK (Katherine Tegen/ Harper Collins, 2013) and its companion futurist suvivalist novel A HANDFUL OF DUST, tbr September 2014.

RESEARCH TIP

by Mindy McGinnis,

So, you've got an absolutely fantastic idea to write a romance set during the potato famine in Ireland.  Read More 

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MAKE THE MOST OF BOOK FESTIVALS

Merit authors (clockwise l-r) Amy Helmes, Kim Askew, and Christine Kohler meet their editor (front center) Jacquelyn Mitchard at the Tucson Festival of Books.

This was my first book festival. Ever. But even if you’ve been to many book festivals, I hope you won’t stop reading here. Other writers could gain from you adding tips, or maybe something in my experience will shed new light on your perspective. That’s what I love about most writers,  Read More 

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WWII PACIFIC RESEARCH ON U.S. NURSES IN PHILIPPINES

By Mary Cronk Farrell

PURE GRIT: HOW AMERICAN WWII NURSES SURVIVED BATTLE AND PRISON CAMP IN THE PACIFIC is a story that was almost lost forever.

Oral histories recorded by the U.S. Department of Defense and the Army Nurse Corp became indispensable to  Read More 

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