Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dream big… dream in Italian!

A couple of days ago I received an email from my friend Cathy Fleming about the latest trips her travel company Viaggi di Gusto is offering. She dreamed big when she created the idea for this business, and I’m dreaming … Continue reading

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Book review: Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir

Don’t you hate books on how to write by professors who get to enjoy year after year of the attention of an ever-changing parade of  young faces, upturned to receive their wisdom like flowers drinking rain? Okay, maybe you don’t. … Continue reading

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Quick advice on how to write & what to write about…

A couple of gems for memoir writers turned up in recent articles in the New York Times. When you want a reminder of how much power a short sentence can pack, remember this line from George Orwell’s Animal House–“He carried … Continue reading

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Leon Varjian and Me: Class Clowns

 By Sarah White I wrote this essay in response to the theme “I was/wasn’t a joiner…” which I assigned my Fitchburg writing class in Spring 2008. I instructed the writers to “focus on action and its repercussions.”  In late August 1974 … Continue reading

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