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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.

Dancing Words

By Suzy Beal This is the 15th episode of a travel memoir that is unfolding, one chapter each month, here on True Stories Well Told. Stay tuned for more of the adventure as teenage Suzy’s family moves to Europe, builds … Continue reading

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Parallels

By Mona Jean Harley It was 1972 in April, on a Sunday afternoon.  I was 7 years old.  My parents had taken a typical Sunday afternoon nap, and Mom had taken the phone off the hook so a call would … Continue reading

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Camping with Alice

During the writing retreat I led at Windhorse Farm in Nova Scotia last May, I guided participants to write a memoir essay, adding and shaping each day as we discussed aspects of good writing. This is Violet’s.   By Violet Moran … Continue reading

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The Changing Seasons

An excerpt from a reminiscence first published on Mixed Metaphors, Oh My! By Linda Lenzke One can already see the sun’s position in the sky changing and its effect on daylight. Soon too, the leaves will change from their verdant hues … Continue reading

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Carnival and a Wedding in Madrid

By Suzy Beal This is the 14th episode of a travel memoir that is unfolding, one chapter each month, here on True Stories Well Told. Stay tuned for more of the adventure as teenage Suzy’s family moves to Europe, builds … Continue reading

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Story Harvest time–submit your true stories, well told!

October 7 will bring the sixth anniversary of First Monday, First Person, my monthly local salon for people who write in the first person. Growing up in the midwest, I’m steeped in the traditions of fall harvests, from the local … Continue reading

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Shaving My Legs

By Sarah White The following is a Flash memoir I wrote guided by the prompt, “What is your earliest memory of your longest love partner? ” I intended to create an example of object writing.   Jimmy thumbed loose the … Continue reading

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