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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 the craft of writing.
Many books have been published on the craft of writing. The topics can range from big picture discussions of the structure of a novel to detailed examinations of sentence structure. From time to time, our guest bloggers have weighed in on the subject of craft, and this week we’re bringing you some of those posts.
- Carol Keeley examines writing at the sentence level in “Sentences as Witchcraft: An Anti-Manifesto.”
- Megan Mayhew Bergman explores “Staying With the Tension.”
- After while, is everything we write the same? Adrian Matejka writes about shaking up his poetic style.
- On the topic of poetry, Peter B. Hyland asks is there such a thing as plainspoken poetry?
- To branch out a little into genres, we have posts on travel writing from James Arthur and Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
- Finally, we have a post from Bridget Lowe on “The Acrostic: A Love Story.”