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Revising Your Work: Doug Elwell and Sarah White talk writing craft

Let’s talk about revision. In fact, let me invite you into a dialogue I had recently with Doug Elwell, a frequent contributor to True Stories Well Told. But first… It’s a fact of the writing life that you will likely … Continue reading

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More on revising your work: Jean Krieg and Sarah White talk writing craft

A few weeks ago I posted a dialogue with Doug Elwell about his approach to revising his writing. Jean Krieg posted a comment that led to this continuation of that conversation. Sarah: Hi Jean, nice to hear from you! In your comment … Continue reading

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Life is Circular (Revisiting your past writing)

My last post (with Doug Elwell) concerned revising your writing. Like Doug, I find it fascinating to go back to pieces written in the past to discover not just how my editorial skills have sharpened in the interim, but also … Continue reading

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Mick

By Doug Elwell You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. Harry Truman   I have a problem I’d like your advice on Mom. Yes? My friend wants to give me this little dog and I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Falling Through the Rabbit Hole

 I’ve been asking for  stories of inserimento lately–see  submission guidelines here. Doug Elwell answered the call with the following Vietnam-era essay. By Doug Elwell At the end of a long day of being poked and prodded in places one should never have … Continue reading

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cool black electric hum

  By Doug Elwell Doug tells me, “this was inspired by a vivid dream the other night…In a departure from my usual p-o-v, I wrote it in the second person following your earlier lead with your Italy stories.” You won’t see … Continue reading

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The Bank Book

By Doug Elwell Truman Davis is one of those men who came into my life when I was just a boy and at the time I took him as I found him, a nice man. But over the years since, when … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Voyeur

By Doug Elwell But first, this note: Doug has been writing his life story for some time. He has begun revising some of his  pieces, creating the lightly fictionalized story of his alter ego “Harry.” “The Reluctant Voyeur” takes place during … Continue reading

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Just the Way of It

By Doug Elwell She pushed away, “Let me fix you some breakfast before you go.” She dropped a piece of paper and a pen in front of him, “Put your information down.” When he finished, he tore the paper in … Continue reading

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Reading the Panama Canal

By Doug Elwell She would have been happy to live in Antarctica if that was what he wanted. I can picture her sitting on a chaise lounge bundled up in a parka watching penguins frolic on the ice as they slide … Continue reading

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