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Contest Winner's Book Now Available

05/28/13

Contest Winner's Book Now Available

Purchase Ron Hoppmann's book 'A Humble Jumble of Stories'

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Should You Include the “Dark Stuff” in Your Memoir?

04/15/13

Should You Include the “Dark Stuff” in Your Memoir?

Be honest and complete

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My Belated Graduation

03/22/13

My Belated Graduation

Family support and personal perseverance help a woman earn her degree

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Finding Your Voice

03/12/13

Finding Your Voice

Your natural writing style should echo the speech you heard growing up

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The Day I Became Invisible

02/25/13

The Day I Became Invisible

A lesson in deviant behavior

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Fact + Memory + Meaning = Your Memoir

01/29/13

Fact + Memory + Meaning = Your Memoir

Get started writing your memoir with this simple formula

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Forward to Madison

01/22/13

Forward to Madison

A memoir excerpt about having the courage to start something new

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Systemize Your Stuff

01/14/13

Systemize Your Stuff

You write, you research—where does it all go?

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A Memoir Excerpt

12/19/12

A Memoir Excerpt

The story of a city girl moving to the Wisconsin countryside

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Mine For Memories

12/11/12

Mine For Memories

Research your memoir before you start writing

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About This Blog

Sarah White, author and personal historian, has written for a variety of markets ranging from business “how-to” books to consumer advice for teens. She applies her professional writing experience to help individuals preserve their life stories through workshops, community projects and one-to-one coaching. Born into a writing family, White graduated from Indiana University in 1980 with a Journalism degree. She has been a professional freelance writer since 1998. Her memoir essays have been published online and in print. She has taught memoir writing locally since 2004, helping dozens of individuals to complete and publish their life stories. She is active in the Association of Personal Historians (www.personalhistorians.org), currently serving as the organization's president. 

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