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Anne Sasso is an accomplished freelance writer, equally at home on the pages of the nation’s leading outdoor and science magazines as in the boardrooms of her corporate clients. Her work has appeared in Outside, Discover, Men’s Journal and Backpacker among others and online at and AAAS’ She now writes almost exclusively for corporate clients. Anne worked in the heli-ski industry in western Canada, did a short stint as a commercial photographer’s assistant in Singapore and scrutinized rocks as an exploration geologist (she has a Ph.D. in geology) from the Arctic to the Andes before trading in her rock hammer for a pen in 2001. In 2007, she was a fellow in the Literary Journalism program at The Banff Center in Alberta. She now lives on the western slopes of the Green Mountains in Vermont. Anne is the Business Manager for The Science Writers' Handbook.

5 responses to “Write short to write long”

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  2. Rex Sanders

    Hiking, ideas, frustrated
    Next hike took small recorder


    My very first attempt at haiku. Thanks for the inspiration.

    — Rex

  3. Bryn Nelson

    Great post, Anne.

    OK, my procrastination haiku:

    Dense fog from the west
    Plaintive puppy: anyone?
    Sigh. It’s only four.

    Looking forward to the session in Gainesville.

  4. Dyani Lewis

    Wearied writer works
    Through drafts and coffee cups
    Killing darlings swift

  5. Anne Sasso

    Great job, guys! Keep ’em coming.

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