Category Archives: Call for action

Finding our Resilience in this Spring of COVID19

Our memories are too important to let a global pandemic get in the way of preserving and sharing them. I find I’m not doing a lot of reminiscence writing these days–just a little journaling, trying to capture the weird day-to-day … Continue reading

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Let’s add some reading and writing (forget the Arithmetic)

These are troubling times. I’m self-isolating (as if my lifestyle weren’t already pretty self-isolated, as a home-based freelance writer). I’m trying to meet the world as if I were the one carrying contagion, protecting those around me with social distance, … Continue reading

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Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Review by Sarah White You want to do good. But how do you figure out how to do good, well? That is, how do you ensure you make your contributions in ways that actually achieve positive results? I believe that … Continue reading

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My First Moth StorySLAM

By Sarah White I think I’ve known about The Moth since it originated in New York City in 1997. A homesick southern poet wanted to recreate the feeling of the summer evenings he remembered, when people gathered on porches to … Continue reading

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It’s that time again: “Throw me somethin’, Mister!”

Mardi Gras may be more than a month away (it arrives February 25, 2020) but according to my blog content queue, it’s time to “Throw me somethin’, Mister,” as they say in the Big Easy.   It’s not plastic trinket … Continue reading

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My Big MFA Adventure complete, finding a publisher comes next

“We’ve got your book,” said the title on the brochure that fell into my hands one fateful morning in Oxford, England, July, 2016.  “Whether you are a mid-career writer, a journalist, or an aspiring author, King’s MFA is designed for … Continue reading

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AnnaLeah’s Too-True Story

By Marianne Karth AnnaLeah was a particularly avid reader with a colorful imagination. She had a myriad ideas written down on random pieces of paper tucked into drawers, filling notebooks, or emailed to herself. She had, in fact, already created in … 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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Check out Brevity (the magazine and blog) for Flash Nonfiction

For several years now, I’ve been intrigued with Flash Nonfiction, specifically the subgenre of Flash Memoir. What’s that? By my definition, tightly-focused, scene-based, observant, true stories from life. That’s mostly what I publish here on True Stories Well Told, just … Continue reading

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It’s that time again: “Throw me somethin’, Mister!”

Mardi Gras was yesterday and it’s time to “Throw me somethin’, Mister,” in the parlance of the crowds to the krewes. Today the call is going out from True Stories Well Told  and it’s not plastic trinket “throws” I seek, … Continue reading

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