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Would We Lie To You?: I’m Not Writing a Book About My Mother, Damn It!

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[Another entry in the ongoing blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]

by Molly Howes

For years, I've been trying to write a childhood memoir.

I wanted to write about my years in an orphanage, because, by definition, my mother would be absent. It pisses me off that her absence is so present in those stories.

I wanted to write about a young girl's efforts to recover from great loss and define herself. It pisses me off that I now find myself writing about how I am like her as an adult, for god's sake.

January 8, 2013 | The Non-Fiction Career Lab

The Writing Life

Would We Lie To You? When Real Life Resembles a Disney Movie

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[Another entry in the ongoing blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]

By Katie Pakos Rimer

In the Non-Fiction Career Lab we have been reading about what makes a good story: a "hooky" first paragraph, a sympathetic narrator, a sense of rising action, a crisis point, some sort of resolution, and some falling action or denouement (see Jack Hart's StoryCraft for more).

December 11, 2012 | The Non-Fiction Career Lab

Craft Advice

Would We Lie To You?: The Whole Freakin' Truth

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[Another entry in the ongoing blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]

by Sari Boren

When writing memoir I write what I know to be true; however, I feel compelled to write not just the truth but, your honor, the whole truth and nothing but every digressive, nuanced aspect of the truth.

Writing memoir feels like sitting before a giant block of marble (i.e

November 27, 2012 | The Non-Fiction Career Lab

Craft Advice Secret

Would We Lie To You?: A Very Special Kind of Insanity

by Kevin O'Kelly

Since my enrollment in the Grub Street Nonfiction Career Lab I've been privileged to hear magazine editors, publishers and writers talk about their work, and heard their advice on how to begin establishing myself as a writer.

November 13, 2012 | The Non-Fiction Career Lab

Craft Advice Secret

Would We Lie To You? When Life Eclipses Your Nonfiction Book

[Another entry in the ongoing blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]


by  Deborah L. Blicher 


Nearly six years ago, my husband and I adopted two preschoolers from Russia

October 30, 2012 | The Non-Fiction Career Lab

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