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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 Essayist in Search of the Essay

Research Strategies
There are countless ways to approach research. Jill Talbot asks four top-notch essayists about their methods.

We Want Your Best Stuff

We're seeking submissions for two special issues of the magazine ("The Weather" & "Marriage"). more

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.

Sensualiterature

The scratching & hammering & tapping of writing
One of the things that we do not talk about when we talk about writing is the sound and scent and sensuality of it, the scratching and hammering and tapping, the pitter of pencils and the scribble and scrawl of pens, the quiet mumble of the electric...

Salvage, Salvation, Salve

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

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