Monthly Archives: February 2014

Two Memoir Writers’ Salons meets in first week of March

First [Day] First Person–now I’ve gone and complicated things! Monday evening  or midday Friday, whichever suits your schedule, join us to share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people!  Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “Mountain Girls”

by Stephanie Kadel Taras Stephanie is my  friend and colleague in the Association of Personal Historians. She published her memoir Mountain Girls in 2013, from which the following is exerpted. Next week I’ll post an interview with Stephanie about the process … Continue reading

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“Braving the Fire,” by Jessica Handler

Suffering is a teacher, and  writing  is a way of taking lessons from it. Jessica Handler’s book Braving the Fire is an excellent guide to this aspect of writing craft. I have read other books on writing as a way … Continue reading

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The Robbery

By Gina Chirichella I lived in Boston from 1982-1984. It was a highly eventful two years. The city adopted me from the very first day, that is until a fateful incident proved to be the beginning of the end. I, along … Continue reading

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“Make Love Not War” in book trailer for “Seasons of Our Lives”

Back in July 2011 I posted here crowing about winning a writing contest. The story, titled “Make Love Not War”, is about my brief love affair during a summer-study abroad program in 1978. Now that story has been published  in Seasons of Our … Continue reading

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