Most writing that manages to live, breathe, and have a voice begins as something fragile. We want to know how you nurse delicate ideas into something muscular, with strength to love instead of hate, to open minds rather than allow them to seal themselves shut. Our blog is a forum for writers to come together and talk about craft as well as the meaning of art in a world where politics threaten to drown out the quiet voices of poets, fiction writers, and essayists, which have never mattered more. Send us something between 200 and 1,000 words about what keeps you writing, be it today's political climate, a tortured childhood, or a threadbare pair of underwear. Whatever it is, your truth matters.