Gearing up for my September project, many folks asked me if I would be dipping into the pile of scraps and drafts.  Most of us have these lying around–pieces of writing that have something you think is worth keeping, but the piece hasn’t come together yet.  I bravely said “Nope.  All new, all the time.”  So I started thinking about what constitutes “cheating” when it comes to writing, aside from the obvious plagiarism crimes my students so readily commit.  Refusal to cheat coupled with fear of failure: check out the poem at Tupelo Press 30/30 Project.

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