Category Archives: writing skills

A journal is not a (good) book

Here’s something different:  Notes From My Phone* a self-portrait in her twenties is a compilation of notes Michelle Junot wrote on her cell phone’s notepad app. She wrote during her college years, posting her thoughts and prayers and grocery lists … Continue reading

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The art of memoir and writing about history

Mary Karr came to St. Louis again, this time to talk about The Art of Memoir, her latest popular book. She’s had quite a life and lived to tell about it: The Liars’ Club, Cherry, Lit. She said, “Writing is … Continue reading

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Memoir: “Be intimate, or it’s nothing”

George Hodgson, author of Bettyville, came to town. I didn’t reserve a seat but came early enough to grab one of the few chairs left against the back wall of the library auditorium. Mr. Hodgson likes St. Louis and thinks … Continue reading

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