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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. […]

Favorite Quotes From Books
Readers Write

Favorite Quotes From Books

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

Writers work so hard to find just the right words. Often, those words spill off the page into readers’ hands and, sometimes, into our hearts. They capture our feelings, stir our desires, push us in new directions, give us reason to pause and consider, and inspire us to keep going.

When we find words that stick, we pull them out of a great story and take them with us on our own journey. We pin quotes to inspiration boards. Or tuck scribbled pieces of paper into a planner or journal. We reread those words when we need to hear the beauty of language or see a reminder of perspective. Some words become a part of who we are or who we want to become.

Do you have a favorite line or passage from a book that has struck a chord with your heart? What language, dialogue, or perspective has inspired you? We asked our readers to share favorite book quotes for this month’s Readers Write.