Roundup: Why We Write

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As we look forward to updating the Ploughshares blog for the new year, we’re also looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009.  Our roundups explore the archives and gather past posts around a certain theme to help you jump-start your week.  This week we have posts on why we write.

Writers spend a lot of time talking about how we write, what we write about, how to revise, how to get our writing published, and how to promote something that is published.  In the crush of trying to do what we do better, we sometimes forget to step back and take a look at the why.  This week we’ve gathered posts that ask the question “Why do we write?”

  • To conclude, we have a letter from Greg Shutz to a fiction teacher who helped inspire and shape him as a writer.

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