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The Writer and Community

“. . . there can be a danger in community: we tend to devalue that which seems to have been created without the community’s sense of values – created, in a sense, without community consent. . . Every writer worth her salt knows that at some point she’ll have to stand apart from the community. She’ll have to skip a bunch of readings and cocktail parties, leave her online writing group, or choose to ignore the feedback from fellow writers. . . It’s a scary moment, the first time one chooses to stick to one’s creative guns.” From “Editor’s Note: The Particulars” by John Carr Walker, Trachodon 4, Spring 2012.

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