Category Archives: Guest writer

Karma

By Faith Ellestad You talk about your dirty tricks.  I was stumbling into my dorm late one Saturday night when I felt a tap on my shoulder and saw a finger beckoning me over. “Past curfew, aren’t you?” asked a … Continue reading

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“Q Tips”

By Suzy Beal Let me tell you about my week.  It started early Monday morning at 4:30 am just as my husband was getting up to go to the gym.  He said, “Well, after today’s cleaning of the gas stoves, … Continue reading

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More on revising your work: Jean Krieg and Sarah White talk writing craft

A few weeks ago I posted a dialogue with Doug Elwell about his approach to revising his writing. Jean Krieg posted a comment that led to this continuation of that conversation. Sarah: Hi Jean, nice to hear from you! In your comment … Continue reading

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The Blue Backpack

By Madelon Wise James brought it out of the trunk of his car each time we pulled up to a parking space at the dog park. He proudly assured me that he got the floppy light blue nylon backpack with … Continue reading

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Revising Your Work: Doug Elwell and Sarah White talk writing craft

Let’s talk about revision. In fact, let me invite you into a dialogue I had recently with Doug Elwell, a frequent contributor to True Stories Well Told. But first… It’s a fact of the writing life that you will likely … Continue reading

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“What It Is” by Lynda Barry

Book Review by Rebecca Ahl I first started reading Lynda Barry in 1990, when her comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek ran in Seattle’s free weekly paper, The Stranger. The oddly ugly drawings and scathing observations about childhood grabbed me every week. … Continue reading

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Ice Cream “Sundays”

By Suzy Beal Full of excitement, we pile into the station wagon and head the six miles into town. We seven kids do everything together. There are no neighbors close by so we depend on each other for everything; entertainment, … Continue reading

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