Category Archives: News + Tips

Two paws up: New book celebrates beloved Drake mascot

Drake University fans—and dog lovers, too—are wagging their tails for Griff: My Life as Drake’s Top Dog, a memoir written in the beloved mascot’s voice by author Gary Porter. In 2015, Des Moines was introduced to Griff, a champion English bulldog set to become the new live mascot for Drake University. It wasn’t long before the four-legged phenom captured the city’s heart. […]

Putting the motion in promotion: Four best practices for creating great Facebook videos

Whether you’re promoting a product or a book, it was already tough to compete in a fast-paced online world, where customers have a ton of information at their fingertips. […]

Flexing our Photoshop muscles from a distance

WP 2019 staff photo version 2
When Lexie Thomas purchased the Write Place almost one year ago, we knew we needed to update our staff photo. It had been three years since our last group photo (yikes!)—so it was high time for a new one. We had a challenge many businesses are facing right now: distance and different office locations. […]

Pella author publishes around-the-world memoir

Pella native Susan Kuyper loves to explore. After a childhood spent biking the streets of the small Iowa town, she went on to teach in Hong Kong, hike the mountains of Japan and Tibet, raise two sons, survive several near-death experiences and—eventually—move back to the Heartland. […]

Retired NCAA Division II conference commissioner publishes essay collection

Just in time for the holidays, Dr. Bob Boerigter—retired commissioner of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), an NCAA Division II conference—has published a collection of personal essays titled Things Were Different Then. […]


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