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Believe It

Narrative credibility is in the eye of the beholder
Is it just coincidence that we began to worry about truth in memoir just as long-silenced classes began to tell their stories?

Nature Mothers

Then & Now
From Rachel Carson to Cheryl Strayed, what women writers have found in the wild

How the Mind Works

Between the Lines
The better we understand the brain's processes, the more artful our writing can be.

An Apprentice to the World

Writer at Work
Adelheid Fischer visits biomimicry expert Janine Benyus, who puts her theories to the test in her Montana backyard.

Writing Motherhood

Then & Now
Parenting blogs and magazines have become ubiquitous, but is the literature of motherhood still undervalued?

Before We’re Writers, We’re Readers

Required Reading
Fifteen contemporary writers of creative nonfiction discuss the nonfiction books they remember best from childhood and which influenced them as writers.

Afterlife

Writer at Work
New York Times obituary writer Margalit Fox has the last word

A Story We Tell Ourselves and Others

Required Reading
Finding inspiration in marriage memoirs

Finding Truth in Technology

Five memoirists share their favorite tools for recreating scenes and setting
"What will 'true' mean when we have so many technological tools to aid us in recreating settings and scenes?"

What's the Story #58

From the Editor
There's an element of mystery to the weather; that's what keeps it interesting.

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