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IT’S WORKING

I appreciated Kevin Larimer’s Editor’s Note (“It’s Working,” November/December 2017). It was just the kick. I am sometimes guilty of the “romantic” idea of writing that Kevin Young, who Larimer quotes in his note, describes: “I feel like people have this notion of writing that it’s inspiration-based and romantic.... But I think it’s really just being there in your space.... It’s being there and writing.” That quote is spot-on. Larimer’s vote of confidence in the passion of writers is the motivation I, and many others, needed to hear. There is obviously a very good reason he is the editor of this wonderful magazine.

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