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By Andy Valentine

The writer’s life is a constant battle with the written word. Ernest Hemingway, upon accepting his Nobel Prize, stated that “writing, at its best, is a lonely life.” It is statements like these that cultivate a romanticism, a cool mystique around the world’s writers. But when push comes to shove, writers are humans like everyone else. They just happen to play with imaginary friends more often. Here are a few of the word warriors doing battle in our own backyard. Read more in Eugene Magazine’s Fall 2015 issue.