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Shannon Hale interview: Girl (and boy) power

Shannon Hale creates fun plots and strong characters for all ages and genders. Yet her books are often labeled as “for girls only” – and she’s fighting hard to change that.

Writing residencies at national parks

The National Parks Service’s Artist in Residence programs offer writers and other artists the opportunity to find inspiration in the great outdoors.

Going south

A self-imposed writing retreat resets a goal.