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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
As a young aspiring writer nearly finished with my undergraduate degree and hopefully moving toward a Master of Fine Arts program, I'm wondering about the ways such an insular community can isolate, rather than connect, person to a sense of place. Can a focus on craft, the technical elements of sentence construction, and intentional shaping of narratives distract a writer from other aspects of inspiration? Or are these things, the ways we write, noticeably changed by the places we inhabit, creating a sort of regional style?
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