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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.

Pinner Library “Share the Life Lessons” Open Mic coming up–and more!

If you’re in the Madison area, please join me for an upcoming workshop or event!* Next Wednesday (January 24) I and my fellow scribblers in the Pinney Library “Share the Life Lessons Write-in” will share some of what we’ve come … 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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2 writing challenges from Creative Nonfiction magazine

From time to time I’ve tried to rise to the challenge of getting my writing accepted by Creative Nonfiction magazine. No success yet, but I’ll keep trying, as it gives me a reason to flex my writing muscles and a … Continue reading

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Inside the Walls: Bob Dylan, teen delinquency, and my own bad behavior

By Jeremiah Cahill My wife and I differ in appreciation of Bob Dylan’s music. She first heard his songs during an overnight train trip while a young man at the back of the coach played early Dylan all night on … Continue reading

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Merry Solstice to All, and to All a Good (Longest) Night

Whatever you celebrate as the wheel of the year turns, may it be a safe and satisfying holiday for you. I’m traveling this week, so invite you to reread a post from 2014 about a Christmas memory… that led to musing on … Continue reading

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Finding My Financial Footing

By Sarah White This week my online workshop “Write Your Way to a Better Attitude About Money” concludes. This essay was written in response to a prompt exploring attitudes about money picked up in young adulthood.  In 1979 I committed … 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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