Monthly Archives: November 2011

Chris Connolly: Thoughts on Completing My Memoir

Excerpts from Chris Connolly’s memoir-in-progress have appeared on True Stories Well Told: Excerpt from “I Went Away, But Then I Came Home Again” and My 3rd Most Violent Vomiting Experience Chris recently showed me the LAST chapter of the memoir. I asked him … Continue reading

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Horse Crazy (Part 4: conclusion)

By Sarah White Horse Crazy (Part 1) Horse Crazy (Part 2) Horse Crazy (Part 3) Change of Plans In October 1971 I turned 15. Winter passed in short hours after school that barely allowed time for rustling up the horses, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “All Over but the Shoutin'”

Is there any feeling quite as pleasant as being a few pages into a book and realizing you’ve got a great one in your hands? The tactile message from your right hand reminding you there are lots of pages ahead … Continue reading

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Can Memoir Compete with Fiction?

Two short story contests have come to my attention in the last few days and it has me wondering: can memoir compete with fiction? I don’t mean “compete” as in “get my vote for most compelling reading” or “hold its … Continue reading

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By Dan Schuette What is it about Americans and our “stuff”? I think it started back in the depression of the 1930s and during WWII when everything had a purpose and everything was saved.  There wasn’t enough “stuff” to meet … Continue reading

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An “off the cuff” writing prompt

I was discussing my blog with a funny friend last night. Lacking anything more profound to post at the moment, I’ll share what he said when I admitted I was feeling a little dry on what to write about next. … Continue reading

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I’m Too Sexy

By Amy Boyd Looking at the dull blue dress with the frilly white lace and the gigantic flower pin I wondered if I would survive the humiliation of putting it on. It was the spring of 1992 and I was … Continue reading

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