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Let’s face it, writing is hard. Even for those who enjoy the process, coming up with ideas, churning out words to fill up a blank page, and subjecting a draft to endless revision can be extremely challenging and time-consuming! But communicating with others in our field is an important skill, and publishing is a professional requirement for many librarians. At this session hosted by two of the editors from ILA’s journal, The Idaho Librarian, we’ll review the basic building blocks of writing in our discipline, from brainstorming topics to outlining and story development, and we’ll engage in creative activities to advance our writing projects. Please come with an idea or a project in progress, and expect to leave with a greater understanding of (and enthusiasm for) the writing process. This session is open to all who want to expand their writing skills for fun or career development.