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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.

Join me at the “Pinney Mini” Book Festival on Saturday, September 23!

I will be participating in an event for authors and those who WANT to be authors at the Pinney Library Mini Book Festival on Saturday, September 23, details here. The event begins at 1:00 with a panel–poet Fabu, fantasy fiction author … Continue reading

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Musings on Author’s Notes, Disclaimers, and Such

I have recently returned from my first residency as a student in the University of King’s College MFA-Creative Nonfiction program. One of the reasons I chose this program (let’s not speak of the attractions of a program requiring visits to … Continue reading

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As I bought my ticket to visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, the receptionist commented on what a slow afternoon it had been. “No one wants to be inside during the eclipse.” I enjoyed the thought that … Continue reading

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Nearly Normal: Surviving the Wilderness, My Family and Myself by Cea Sunrise Person

I read Nearly Normal: Surviving the Wilderness, My Family and Myself by Cea Sunrise Person and I survived. Opportunities for do-overs are exceedingly rare in publishing, as in life. Yet Cea Sunrise Person has been given that opportunity, and with Nearly … Continue reading

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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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Summer Highway to the Future

By Jeremiah Cahill I get a thrill out of summer travel—road trips, camping and the occasional long vacation. My wife and I enjoyed two weeks this summer through the mountains and along the coast of Oregon, where I reveled in stunning … Continue reading

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The Free Gift

By Marilu Green The stranger at my front door said the magic words. “I have a free gift for you!” I stepped aside and let him in. In my defense the doorbell had awakened me out of a sound sleep … Continue reading

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