33: Great Writing Starts With a Question. What Don’t You Understand?
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In this episode, you will meet the winner of Writing Class Radio’s spring writing contest. The prompt: Write about something you don’t understand. Andrea suggests that great writing starts with a question. Writing is about figuring out what you don’t understand. It’s a discovery process.

Contest winner, Jeana Fleming’s reads her story. After, Andrea and Allison weigh in on why they chose her story and what makes the writing so great. Allison talks about Exchange for Change, an organization based in Miami, Florida that offers writing classes to incarcerated men and women. Allison spends two hours every Wednesday with 16 inmates at the Dade Correctional Institute. She helps them write their true and personal stories. If you’d like to learn more about Exchange for change, head to their website. (https://www.exchange-for-change.org/)

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