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Extra Innings with Marshall Cook

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Extra Innings is a newsletter sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies and edited by Marshall J. Cook, the “Coach.”

Extra Innings is a place for sharing your news and views on writing and publishing. Fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, screenwriters, editors—anybody who loves writing and publishing—is welcomed. Each newsletter is filled with tips, funny stuff, wisdom, and camaraderie.

Created by Marshall J. Cook, Extra Innings replaces his long-running Creativity Connection, which retired when Marshall retired from teaching in 2009. Copies of Creativity Connection are also available in our archives below.

Marshall loves to hear from you. He’s always looking for potential contributors, columnists, and creative sorts to weigh in with news and opinions. You’ll find his contact information in each newsletter. You can visit this web page each month to download a new edition of Extra Innings, or subscribe to receive notification by email when a new issue is ready. To subscribe, simply send a blank email message to: join-creativity-connection@lists.wisc.edu.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you put Extra Innings into your writing life.

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