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Reading to Reduce Stress
Readers Write

Reading to Reduce Stress

by Alexander Pavlicin

Stress: A feeling everyone feels at one point or another when a problem arises and finding a solution is difficult. Stress is a largely natural response to challenges, but managing stress poorly can lead to more problems down the road, such as a decline in physical and mental health. One way to manage stress is by reading books. Studies have shown that more than half the time, the act of reading reduces stress faster and more completely than other relaxation methods. In this month’s Readers Write, we asked, “How do books help you de-stress, and what books do you choose to read when you start to feel the pressure?”
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Mudgy and Millie statues and book lead visitors through downtown Coeur d'Alene.
Shared Experience

Mudgy and Millie Lay Strong Foundation in Coeur d’Alene

by Alexander Pavlicin

Five life-size bronze statutes of Mudgy the Moose and his hide-and-seek pal Millie the Mouse lead visitors along the 2-1/4-mile Mudgy Moose Trail to key points of interest in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: from a hiking trailhead to the public library to the lakeshore. A placard next to each statue displays a corresponding page from the Mudgy and Millie children’s picture book. The book’s proceeds benefit the library foundation and its story bonds residents and visitors alike to the surrounding community. […]

Pitch Conferences: Shaping Writers for Publication
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Pitch Conferences: Shaping Writers for Publication

by Meagan Frank

Pitching story ideas to literary agents can happen in a tweet, a face-to-face conversation, or a three-paragraph email. The exercise of condensing 80-100,000 words of a manuscript down to a hundred characters, a few minutes of explanation, or a well-crafted query letter can challenge writers. In order to hone pitching skills, writers attend pitch conferences geared toward equipping them to better navigate the road toward representation. Perfecting the pitch is worthwhile but writers gain the most when they maintain perspective about the journey toward publication. […]