A Forty-Year Hiatus until I Heard the Reveille Again

July 14, 2013

by Tricia Knoll The Best College Verse of 1970  (Laureate Press)–poem printed on page one:             “A Scene” In the black silken lap of Meurtra La Fois Lies the drooling quiet head of Cornelius, her son, Whose eyes slowly spin in rhythm With the gray curls of his dusty hair. […]

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How to Polish Your Story, Part 1

January 3, 2013
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This is part 1 of a 2-part article on how to make your story shine. – You’ve worked hard, spent hours writing your story. Now the January 15th deadline is approaching, and you’re preparing to send it to the anthology contest. You hope you’ve done a good job. You hope readers are drawn into the […]

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Weaving the Memories of the 60s & 70s: Social & Personal

December 14, 2012

The Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, December 6, 2012, with National Association of Memoir Writers,“Memoir as Social Legacy” with Linda Joy Myers and Amber Starfire stimulated my memories of the era. Even though I participated as one of the editors and have given much thought to the topic of the personal and social aspects of memoir, […]

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A Cultish Encounter: Visalia, CA 1974

September 5, 2012

by guest blogger: Elaine Webster My husband, Blake, and I pulled up to the curb to find a dozen or so longhaired men, women, and children, most in white robes, perched on our front porch and stairs. Blake pushed open the driver’s door and approached the ghostly group. “Can I help you with something?” The […]

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