Monthly Archives: April 2011

So you want to publish your book…

I hear from people frequently who start by saying, “I have written a book and I want to get it published.” I’m always excited to hear that someone has WRITTEN their book–as opposed to thinking about it–but I sigh. So many … Continue reading

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A guest post from writer, blogger, and personal historian Hawley Roddick

I recently came across my colleague Hawley Roddick blogging on I asked her if she would be willing to share some of her thoughts on True Stories Well Told. She agreed–and what follows is my prompting question, and her … Continue reading

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My Last Fight

By Sarah White (One thing you need to know–My parents called me Betsy, a nickname for my middle name Elisabeth, when I was growing up. I didn’t become Sarah White until I left for college.) In the fall of 1968 … Continue reading

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Three Cups of Tea (and truth in memoir)

A fight has broken out over whether mountaineer Greg Mortenson made up portions of Three Cups of Tea, his memoir about building schools in Pakistan that he leveraged into major public donations. If this is news to you, catch up … Continue reading

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The Big Depression in Bits and Bubbles

by Florence Rosner It’s like the people who can never forget the day President Kennedy was shot, or the day Honolulu was bombed and we declared war on Japan, or who 50 or more years from now will still remember 9/11. … Continue reading

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Book Review “Farm City” or–Living vicariously through memoir

I’m reading Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. I am sure there are plenty of people reading this book in preparation for building their own raised beds on a vacant nearby lot, ordering their own box of mixed … Continue reading

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A tip on keeping your writing active

The following is from a lesson for a Story Circle Network class I taught titled “Summer Fun and Games for Writers.” When I ask you to describe a character, you will be tempted to write using forms of the verb … Continue reading

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