Ali Shapiro posted a funny series of illustrations on the Ploughshares blog about the least desirable places to spend time polishing your manuscript: airports, amusement parks, basements. Actually, a nice cool basement doesn't sound so bad right about now! What about you? Where will you be writing this summer? Any official residencies?

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Many options exist for authors to find the funding that will jump start their dream career. Grants for writers provide many writing opportunities.

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