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The Perils of Perfect Memory

The New Past, According to Social Media
Does digital omnipresence shortens and stunts the distance to remembering?

The Meek Shall Inherit the Memoir

Then & Now
Think writing memoir makes you a pathological narcissist? Think again.

What's the (Personal) Story #55

From the Editor
We live in the world of online data and social media and reality TV. For better and worse, our notions of privacy are changing. And memoir has proven it’s here to stay.

Write What You Don't Know

Between the Lines
How can you write nonfiction when you don't have the facts?

The Correctors

Then & Now
To a copyeditor, mistakes are everything.

What's the Story #54

From the Editor
Writing true stories that reflect what you think and see and remember can be rife with personal hazards.

Salvage, Salvation, Salve

Writing That Heals
Exploring the healing potential of telling our own stories.

Mistakes in Ghost-Like Markings

An Interview with Kelly Blevins
"Without change, there is no real progression in the arts, resulting in no real progression of the mind."

Letting Go of Shame

A conversation with Suzanne Roberts
Winner of Creative Nonfiction’s $1,000 “Mistakes” essay contest.

"Platforms" Are Overrated

Between the Lines
Why writers shouldn’t worry so much about building a presence on social media

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