Category Archives: Call for action

A Pause for Ice Cream –or- “Midwestern Nice”

By Sarah White I’m preparing to teach “Flash Memoir” in a few weeks. As a result, memories in short flashes have been coming to me recently. Here’s one. Madison, Wisconsin, summer, 1980 or 1981. A storefront scoop shop opened on Williamson … Continue reading

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Join me for “Flash Memoir” 4-part online workshop, offered by Story Circle Network

Memories are frequently more like snapshots than movies. Most of my memories that feel story-rich are just flashes (Remember flashbulbs? That burst of light, that popping sound, the super-dark that instantly returned?) “Flash Memoir”–an approach that borrows techniques from the … Continue reading

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“Good as a Girl” — excerpt from newly published memoir by Ray Olderman

My good friend and writing mentor Ray Olderman has published his memoir! If you are local and know Ray– or just like being around funny friendly people–congratulate him at his book launch party Thursday June 28, 6pm at the Goodman … Continue reading

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“If I Hunt, I Will Eat”

I’ve been a freelance writer, editor, and graphic designer since the mid 1980s, minus a few short stints on somebody’s payroll that left me eager to get back to my self-directed work-life again. You’d think the income insecurity of this … Continue reading

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Life is Circular (Revisiting your past writing)

My last post (with Doug Elwell) concerned revising your writing. Like Doug, I find it fascinating to go back to pieces written in the past to discover not just how my editorial skills have sharpened in the interim, but also … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day on March 8th!

Most years since starting this blog (seven years ago!), I have commemorated International Women’s Day with a post. I don’t know why the United States hasn’t embraced this holiday to the extent Europe and Eurasia have, but I hope that’s … Continue reading

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It’s time to “Throw me somethin’, Mister!”

Mardi Gras is less than a month away, and the Carnival marching season begins even sooner. It’s time to “Throw me somethin’, Mister,” in the parlance of this amazing part of US culture. That traditional call from the crowds to … Continue reading

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