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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.

Travel “Inserimento” and a Book Review: Story Genius by Lisa Cron

Lately I’ve been calling for your travel “inserimento” stories–settling-in tales about arriving in a new location for the first time. Meanwhile I’ve been reading Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel by … Continue reading

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A Guatemalan Inserimento

Last week I called for your travel “inserimento” stories–settling-in tales about arriving in a new location for the first time. Several of you have responded, so here come the stories! – Sarah By “WanderN Wayne” Hammerstrom As WanderNWayne, people assume … Continue reading

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A Southern Indiana “Inserimento”

Inserimento in Italian means “settling in.” It describes the process travelers go through when arriving in a new location. it happens at the beginning of the trip, and again with each change to a new locale. Inserimento is that gateway between … Continue reading

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Let’s have some true travel stories, well told!

I have travel coming up on my calendar–Indiana to see college friends over the 4th of July, then Halifax for grad school residency in August, followed by some tourism in Nova Scotia…  and after that? Maybe a trip to Oxford, … Continue reading

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“Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction” by Jack Hart

Sarah’s Big MFA Adventure began with a book order for three texts, to be read before the residency begins August 6th. The first book I tackled was this one: Storycraft got me really excited about my writing. What higher praise … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Big MFA Adventure

“I was born into a writing family,” began my Personal Statement for my application to the University of King’s College School of Journalism Master of Fine Arts-Creative Nonfiction program. I continued: My freelancing father counseled me on my writing ambitions … Continue reading

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Throwing a Perfect Family Reunion Party

By Aimee Lyons Planning a family reunion this summer? Here are a few things to keep in mind before the crowd arrives. Before Aimee shares her tips, let me reminisce… Family reunions can be remarkable moments that bind a family … Continue reading

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