Thank you, Ida! Please, if I don’t show up then hunt me down. It’s probably what I’d need to shift my energy, or simply feel free to reach out and connect at any time- erika.sauter@outlook.com

Also, here is the secret to my descriptive powers. I learned it at University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop but this link goes to a PDF from a creative writing course at Wright University. They refer to fiction but it 100% applies to nonfiction as well. It’s an easy trick that makes a huge difference!

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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