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About first person productions

My blog "True Stories Well Told" is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’ve been leading life writing groups since 2004. I teach, coach memoir writers 1:1, and help people publish and share their life stories.

Call for submissions for 2016 Midwest Review

I like the motivation of a deadline, the clarifying guidance of a promised audience to write for, the inspiration of a prompt to write on… how about you? Deadline October 1, 2015 The Midwest Review journal is accepting submissions for the … Continue reading

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Two-Ball Sports

The “Season of Sports” concludes with this post… By Dale J. Dean There’s nothing like the fear of imminent death to encourage a person to go beyond their normal abilities. I need that encouragement, because, as a bit of a … Continue reading

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My Life in Sports

The Season of Sports continues… By Doug Elwell No one noticed it at first, but when Ollie Baker planted his corn that spring he left a fair sized corner of the field fallow. It was the field that sat on … Continue reading

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Creative Nonfiction magazine: call for entries

We pause in the “Season of Sports” to bring you… a call for entries! We Want Your Best Stuff CURRENT CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS We’re seeking submissions for upcoming issues of CNF: Aug 31: Marriage. View guidelines > Nov 16: NEW! Childhood. View guidelines … Continue reading

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What Does a Gal Have to Do to See Professional Women’s Soccer?

The Season of Sports continues… By Rita Nygren When I was 13 years old and following my big brothers around everywhere, it was a no brainer to continue playing soccer.  I’d been playing co-ed recreational leagues since I was 8, … Continue reading

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Sports and “the Whoosh-Up”: Can We Trust What We Feel?

The “Season of Sports” continues… By Sarah White Laura Bassett flattened on the grass after her left foot got in the way of a ball and sent it into the opposing team’s net in the Women’s World Cup Semifinal, 2015. … Continue reading

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Remembering Independence Day, 1978

We pause in the “Season of Sports” series to commemorate the 4th of July, Independence Day. It was the summer I went to France, the summer I had an Exotic Foreign Affair, the summer that ended here, at the Indianapolis … Continue reading

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