A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog

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  • Literary Conversations: guest post by Carol Keeley
    July 16, 2010
    What is the writer’s process, and how can writers improve their own work? Carol Keeley uncovers a book series of literary conversations with older writers who offer advice to younger writers. Authors like Faulkner, Percy, and Marquez impart their wisdom about the importance of solitude and the process of discovery. “In these volumes, as in all books, we can find companions and teachers, and infinite solace.”
  • Who Is Your Writing Family: guest post by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
    July 19, 2010
    Who are your literary teachers and companions, those that understand and support your work? Aimee Nezhukumatathil shares her writing family with us, her community of confidants with whom she connects. Finding a writing family has been a crucial part of Aimee’s work, “But more than anything, when one of us has some small (or large!) success in our writing lives, we all rally to be the first in line for congratulations and (virtual) high fives.”