Monthly Archives: June 2012

Online class “Start Writing Your Cookbook-Memoir” enrollment now open

“If I’m not in a class, I don’t write.” You think I’m quoting one of my students there? I am–but I’m speaking for myself, too. I have a hard time buckling down and producing essays about my life if I … Continue reading

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Workshop at Pinney Library Branch–new session added!

Due to popular demand, I’m adding a second section to the free writing class starting at Pinney Library Branch in Madison on July 12. We’ll spend six evenings discussing how to structure your stories, how to organize your project, and … Continue reading

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Throw me somethin, Mister!

“Throw me somethin, Mister!” is a common plea you hear in New Orleans during Mardi Gras season. Not so commonly heard around “True Stories Well Told,” but I’m asking. When I don’t have writing classes in session, I don’t get … Continue reading

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Sarah responds to “Dear Abby” letter

Appearing today on the APH blog is a response I wrote to a “Dear Abby” letter. Titled “Dear Abby… May We Offer YOU Some Advice?” it begins, On Monday of this week the popular “Dear Abby” syndicated column published a … Continue reading

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Story Circle Network–for women with stories to tell

I’ve been a member of, and a teacher for, Story Circle Network for a few years now. If you are a woman with stories to tell, you might check out this worthy group. Good journal, online classes, an annual conference … Continue reading

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You Can Go Home Again

I have just returned from a family reunion in Winona Lake, Indiana, where I spent summers as a child. I blogged about those memories previously on True Stories Well Told…. an essay I’d written in the mid 1990s. Here is … Continue reading

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On Writing and Structure…

Lately I’ve been working on a series of articles that combine insights from 14 interviews on talent management (nothing memoir-related there, more’s the pity), and also consulting with an old friend on a book on innovation he’s writing. The combination … Continue reading

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