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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.

Nightmare on Union Street

By Faith Ellestad It’s the day before closing, the stuff is out of the house and all that is left to do is clean. I’d like to skip it, but the contract specifies “broom swept”. Moving took much longer than … Continue reading

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Sarah’s take on Scrivener, the super-duper word processor

I was asked recently about whether I use Scrivener. This morning I’ll share my thoughts on this powerful tool… kind of a Swiss Army knife for writers, and just as likely to confuse you with too many tools crammed into … Continue reading

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Puerto Pollensa

By Suzy Beal This is the tenth 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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Upcoming workshop in Madison

This morning I’m staring down the work I need to get done before leaving for Nova Scotia, the writing retreat I’m leading, and my graduation from my Big MFA Adventure. I’ll only take a quick moment to update you about … Continue reading

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The Business of Being a Writer – Sarah Style

I’ve got nothing fresh to post today. I’m too busy being a working writer. A few weeks ago I posted a review of The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman. In it she lays out how most working writers … Continue reading

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Snow Day!

By Mona Jean Harley   Snow Day! I would say unexpected, yet I was up until midnight goofing around with my son who is still home from college on winter break, pretending there would be a snow day today whether or … Continue reading

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Olé Toro

By Suzy Beal This is the ninth episode of a 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 a … Continue reading

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