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For Those About To Write (We Salute You) #6: Stop, Look, and Listen

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For Those About To Write (We Salute You) will present a writing exercise to the Ploughshares community every few weeks. We heartily encourage everyone reading to take part!  If you’ve been following along with this series from the start, you might have noticed a bit of a theme emerging—each

For Those About To Write (We Salute You) #4: Go Big

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For Those About To Write (We Salute You) will present a writing exercise to the Ploughshares community every few weeks. We heartily encourage everyone reading to take part!  It was mid-morning but there were no shadows on my wall; the sun was being shy, so I knew it was

For Those About To Write (We Salute You) #2: Prompts!

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For Those About To Write (We Salute You) will present a writing exercise to the Ploughshares community every few weeks. We heartily encourage everyone reading to take part! Alrighty friends, it’s been two weeks since we kicked things off by putting pen(cil) to paper—how did everyone do? I was

For Those About To Write (We Salute You) #1: Pencil On Paper

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For Those About To Write (We Salute You) will present a writing exercise to the Ploughshares community every few weeks. We heartily encourage everyone reading to take part!  I have a bookmark list on my browser that seems to scroll on forever. It consists almost entirely of creative writing

Momentum

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I’ve heard of a mythical thing that some writers get to experience: momentum. Like a heavy stone, a writing career starts out motionless and seemingly without hope of ever moving, but then it starts to roll, and, sometimes, builds speed. Momentum can happen to “good writers,” or so I’ve