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Show–Don’t Tell

What I Taught and Learned Last Week

by Memoir Mentor on August 22, 2010

My husband and I had the great opportunity last week to teach four days at a week-long adult education event called Campus Education Week, sponsored by Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The university has been hosting this program for years, always the third week in August, and it draws folks from all over the […]


How to Make Your Story “Work”

by Memoir Mentor on August 4, 2010

I’ve taught memoir writing for the last 14 years and have read hundreds of student stories. With all that experience, I’ve learned to distinguish when a story “works”… and when it doesn’t. I’ve also been schooled by my students’ opinions. You see, most of my students read their stories in class so they can be critiqued […]


Hal Prange’s Nostalgic Look at Leaving Arkansas

by Memoir Mentor on March 22, 2010

How often have we taken an action knowing at the time that our lives will never be the same? Nevertheless, we step into the future, out of bravery, adventure, necessity, sacrifice, love–or a combination of these motives. Hal Prange’s account of his parents’ decision to leave their Arkansas roots to follow their kids to California captures the […]