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Linda Tate

A Family History Combines Facts with Imagination

by Memoir Mentor on April 4, 2010

I’m always looking for interesting ways to write a family history that brings ancestors to life. I found an excellent example in Linda Tate’s Power in the Blood: A Family Narrative, published in 2009 by Ohio University Press. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a way to combine research with imagination to¬†create […]


Making Your Santa List

by Memoir Mentor on November 24, 2009

I taught a seminar recently to folks who wanted to learn how to write their personal histories. Before I began I asked how many had ever read a memoir. The majority had not. I gave them my standard spiel, which I’ll repeat here: There’s no better way to learn how to write a memoir than […]