Author Archives: firstpersonprod

Shooting at the Baltimore Catechism

By Doug Elwell This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or not, is entirely coincidental. Hi … Continue reading

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Go small…

In a writing workshop at Pinney Library this summer, we spent one evening talking about “going small.” I set my writers an in-class challenge: seven minutes to write about something, starting with an object as the focal point. “Give us the … Continue reading

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Madison-area memoir writers: Join a workshop at Sequoya Library?

A few seats are available in “Start Writing Your Memoir” starting  September 29 at the Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd, in Madison. We’ll meet Mondays 11 am – 1 pm for 8 weeks, finishing on November 17. The workshop is free, but … Continue reading

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“Inspiring!” Fireflies at Twilight: Letters from Pat Adams

In early September I had the pleasure of welcoming a book I midwifed into the world. This is one of the great moments in the life of a personal historian. How often do any of us get to see the tangible … Continue reading

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Old Letters Become Time Machine to the Past (On the APH blog)

Last Saturday I attended a family launch party for a book of letters that I just published for a client. Seeing a book (or any form of personal history you’ve helped produce) welcomed by its intended audience is one of the … Continue reading

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Upcoming events, Madison & Mineral Point

There’s a lot writers of “true stories well told” can learn from the techniques of fiction. Want to try your hand at it? Sign up now for… Fiction Writing Workshop: A six week series with Gregg Williard Goodman South Madison Library Get … Continue reading

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Spruce Island Camp

By Sarah White   The question is, did Harv marry the job or the woman? I can believe a certain kind of man would compromise on his choice of mate, to spend half the year on a Canadian island, 40 … Continue reading

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