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-We should "step back and examine our own writing"
-we can discuss influences on our work
-it can be informal, but should be serious and focused
-we can discuss strategies we used, patterns in our work, goals we had...
-we should write it as something that could be published with the book
-it should be whatever we would want a reader to know
-at least 10 pages
-provides a literary context for own work
-based on or draw on previous critical annotations or on portions of the critical thesis
-or it may be written anew
-should talk about the work and its various literary influences
-how it relates to or builds on those influences
-what you were trying to accomplish
-what you think you have accomplished
-may incorporate personal meditation as well as analytic language, as long as it places the CT within a literary tradition, whether through a consideration of literary influences or through discussion of literary characteristics

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