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About first person productions

My blog "True Stories Well Told" is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’ve been leading life writing groups since 2004. I teach, coach memoir writers 1:1, and help people publish and share their life stories.

“Just One of the Guys”

I wrote this essay during my “Write Your Way to a Better Attitude About Money” last winter, in response to a prompt asking ““Have you ever been harassed or bullied on the job?” By Sarah White It didn’t occur to me … Continue reading

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When APH Died, Doves Cried

When the phone rang on Tuesday morning, May 9, I was at my desk, warming up to the day’s work. The caller was a member of the board of the Association of Personal Historians. I had joined this group in … Continue reading

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Looking for an Encore Career? Start a Personal History Business

by Sarah White Originally published February 3, 2016 on the Association of Personal Historians blog. Millions of Baby Boomers are reaching traditional retirement age with an unprecedented bonus of relatively vigorous years ahead. In response, many of us are reaching … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to write!

The desire for self-expression is hardwired into us humans, it would seem–as this beech tree in southern Indiana bears evidence! Mostly I tend to complain about growing up in central Indiana (so flat! so conservative!) but every Spring I get the … Continue reading

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When the Cash Goes Marching In

By Kelly Sauvage Angel Tonight, I’m doing a bit of laundry and becoming reacquainted with my cats. After all, I rolled back into town just a couple of hours ago, having spent the weekend at The Saints and Sinners Literary … Continue reading

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How to Give Feedback

“The piece I read to the writing group didn’t receive the response I expected.” “I gave my memoir to my children and I didn’t hear anything back from them. Not a word.” I hear these kinds of comments more often … Continue reading

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My Runyonesque Father

By Melodee Leven Currier I wish I had listened when my father told me stories about his life.  I had no idea the fascinating history behind his words. My father, Harry Levin, grew up in New York City’s lower East … Continue reading

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