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  1. Rebecca Burns
    posted November 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm | permalink

    Love this post. I teach the Zanesville stories in my magazine writing classes and find it yields great discussion about approach and focus.

  2. Glenn Stout
    posted March 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm | permalink

    When multiple stories cover the same subject, I often think that sense of place becomes more important, one more way to differentiate

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