Northern Lights hosts class on co-writing a novel


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Mary Donlon and Marilyn Rausch.

Think it’s a big job to write a novel? Try co-writing one.

“Trials, Tribulations and Teamwork,” a presentation on the art of co-writing a novel, will be presented by Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon as part of the Northern Lights Writers November meeting.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 meeting at the Giese Memorial Library in Wyoming. Guests are also invited to join Northern Lights members for breakfast and conversation beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Village Inn in Wyoming.

Mary Donlon and Marilyn Rausch are members of The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where they met in a fiction writing class.

Donlon, a CPA in a previous life, lives in the Twin Cities area with her husband and twin daughters. Rausch, a retired market research consultant and adult basic education teacher, lives in suburban Minneapolis with her cat, Kip.

You can follow their “Can Be Murder” series at, and also on the Rausch and Donlon Facebook page.