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Writing Tips

What Happens in Writing Class Transcends Writing Class

by Memoir Mentor on November 16, 2011

All memoir writing teachers soon discover they’re teaching far more than a writing class. While writing a personal history may be the project that initially draws people to the class, something far more important and meaningful keeps them coming back, again and again. One of my students approached me yesterday and said, “When I leave […]

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I love when my students enfuse their stories with the atmosphere and attitudes of the place and era in which they occurred. Set in their historical context, stories become more complex and meaningful, and generally more emotionally powerful for the reader. My students were moved by the story that follows, written by Hal Prange, a […]

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My Thoughts after Teaching at BYU Education Week

by Memoir Mentor on August 22, 2011

Last week I gave presentations at a week-long adult education conference sponsored by Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. Held annually the third week of August since 1922, Campus Education Week attracts around 20,000 attendees from all over the world, though primarily from the Western United States. It’s an incredible undertaking for the event planners, […]

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