Category Archives: Memoir

Ann Klotz on The Writing Life

Sometimes, you meet a person who just opens your heart and soul. This past October, I met writer Ann Klotz at a Kate Hopper retreat. Ann and I had known one another online for a while, but this was our … Continue reading

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The Fall and the Rise of the Indie Bookstore

I hail from the greater Twin Cities area (what we natives call the Minneapolis/St. Paul corridor, built up along the Mississippi River). My state, Minnesota, is said to have more food co-ops per capita than any other place in the … Continue reading

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Is an MFA in Writing Worth the Time and Money?

I’m back in school again. I’m at the start of my fifth semester in my MFA program in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path University. I am on the three-year plan (with two summers) and anticipate receiving my MFA in May … Continue reading

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Struggling with Truth in Memoir? 

As I write my memoir, I often struggle with how much to say about friends and family. Because I’m writing about my divorce, my ex-husband is a key character. I am telling the truth, but in as kind of manner as possible … Continue reading

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