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Tasting the Sweetness of Gratitude

by Memoir Mentor on October 23, 2012

I returned Sunday from the international conference of the Association of Personal Historians (APH), held in St.┬áLouis this year. I’ve attended the APH conference on many occasions and have often spoken to their organization, as I did this year. I always return home full of ideas for expanding my personal historian’s repertoire and enough renewed [...]

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Fictionalizing Family History: Jeannette Walls Show Us How

by Memoir Mentor on November 27, 2011

Those of us who feel the call to record the lives of others have to decide the best way to tell our story: first person or third?; present tense or past?; chronologically, episodically, or something else? The options can seem endless and confusing when we consider them, yet our choices are often constrained–or dictated–by the [...]

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Things I’m Grateful for…

by Memoir Mentor on January 19, 2011

My thanks to personal historian Dan Curtis for including my blog in his list of “Top Personal History Blogs of 2010.” Visit Dan’s site HERE to see what other blogs received this fine distinction. As long as I’m making announcements, I’d like to mention two useful books I’m currently reading. Despite the fact that I [...]

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