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You might think the hardest part of writing a story of any length is getting it out of your head and onto the page. But I’m here to suggest that the hardest part is everything that comes after the first draft is completed—the revision process. Don’t get me wrong: writing the first draft is hard! Some… Continue reading { punctuate : revisions }

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The Mississippi River is a major player in Sara Groves‘s latest album, Floodplain, released in the fall of 2015. The album’s title track, “Floodplain,” was inspired by the intersection between what Sara had learned about immigrant life on the Mississippi floodplain (before the city built walls along the river to prevent flooding) and her own struggle… Continue reading { punctuate : floodplain dwelling }