Roundup: Bold Beginnings & Sensational Starts

In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines and websites, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week.

Autumn is upon us and students everywhere are getting into the routine of yet another semester. You may have started a new job or a life in a completely new city. Maybe you’ve just cracked open book you’ve yet to read. Either way, you’ve begun! And we hope it’s the start of something great.

Here, we’ve compiled some blog posts and things found across the Internet with fresh starts in mind.

From Ploughshares

  • Coming up with a good beginning is often the hardest part. So make it count with some advice from Sarah Banse’s “From the Slush Pile…”
  • Jenny Lawson’s “humble beginnings (blogginnings?)” have landed her a memoir to call her own. 

From around the Web

  • If you’re curious about new books hitting the shelves this season, The Millions has compiled a “Most Anticipated” list for the rest of 2013!
  • An essay by Bernadette Murphy on The Rumpus examines the last “first day” of a long-practiced routine. If you’re craving some new creative nonfiction, give  “The Last First Day” a read!


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