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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.

Innovation Ate My Craft

By Sarah White There was a time when “layout” was considered a skill and I was adept at it. Then innovation ate my craft. As a layout artist, I could take someone’s images and words and make them into camera-ready … Continue reading

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Why should you write your family history?

  A recent article posted by the New York Public Library got me thinking about the many reasons writing our stories is important. I introduced this question at a memoir writing workshop last spring, and my writers’ answers surprised me. They fell … Continue reading

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Fifty Years, Part 2

By Paul Ketterer Part 2 in a 2-part essay. For Part 1, click here. The venue is appropriate. The VFW hall was born in the 1940s, formed into completion in the 1960s, and has been going to seed ever since in a … Continue reading

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Fifty Years, Part 1

By Paul Ketterer Part 1 in a 2-part essay Fifty years ago, I graduated from Madison Central High School. All that is left of the building is the arch formerly over the front door of the building, facing the 200 … Continue reading

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It’s “First Monday, First Person” time again!

  Join us on the first Monday of every month except for Monday holidays to share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group … Continue reading

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It’s time to “Throw me somethin, Mister”!

Mardi Gras is approaching down in New Orleans, where cries of “Throw me somethin, Mister!” are already being heard–the krewes have been parading since Epiphany. Things have gotten a little quite around “True Stories Well Told,” so like the dazzling jewels that … Continue reading

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“Wild” vs. “Orange Is the New Black” Smackdown

I just finished reading Piper Kerman’s Orange Is the New Black, and recently saw the movie adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, which I read a year ago and have been re-reading sporadically since.         These two books are ready … Continue reading

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