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Atlantic Magazine article: What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories

Published on December 15, 2013, by in Uncategorized.

“Reading to children has education benefits, of course—but so does sharing tales from the past” writes Elaine Reese in the December 2013 issue of the Atlantic Magazine. Follow this link to read new evidence why this holiday, you should share stories about your family’s successes and challenges–and the resiliency with which you lived through them. Read

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Follow my blog for memoir writers at True Stories Well Told

Published on November 27, 2013, by in Uncategorized.

I  post at least weekly on True Stories Well Told, my blog for people who read and write about real life. Meet me over there for fresh news, views, and examples from memoirists I meet through my writing classes and online research. If you are in Madison, I invite you to drop by my monthly memoir

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Not sure why you’d write your family’s history? Read this.

“The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative,” wrote Bruce Feiler in a recent New York Times article. Recent research has brought new breakthroughs in knowledge about how to make families, along with other groups, work more effectively. Feiler cited research from Marshall

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