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Welcome to True Stories, a group dedicated to the art of creative nonfiction and personal narrative. Memoir, chronicle, essay, investigation. There are so many wonderful ways to write about our lives. Come explore the "rooms of memory," play with perception, walk that fine line between fact and fiction. It is by writing about our lives that we come to better know ourselves. And there’s a side benefit! The tools of personal narrative will also help you write those admissions essays and cover letters, with style and flair.

You’ll love this group if you… are applying to college or university, love storytelling, or just like to observe life unfurl around you.
 

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  • New prompt: What are books to you?
    4 days ago
  • New Prompt: Tell us-- when were you scared but brave?
    18 days ago
  • New prompt: Who was "the most inspiring teacher [you] ever knew"?
    about 1 month ago
  • New Prompt: Write about a day that was, for you, a "present."
    about 2 months ago
  • New Prompt: Tell us about a great conversation you had while sitting across a table from someone else.
    2 months ago
  • New Prompt: What memory do you hold close, dear writers?
    2 months ago
  • New Prompt: Make a list of things that cultivate your confidence.
    3 months ago
  • New Prompt: Share a local news story.
    3 months ago
  • New Prompt: Pore over a family photo and describe what you see.
    3 months ago
  • New Prompt: Begin with the line, "Ten years ago, I was probably..."
    4 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write about writing that inspires you.
    4 months ago
  • New Prompt: Tell us about a significant, funny, or surprising experience you've had in a car.
    4 months ago
  • New Prompt: Capture your life in a moment.
    5 months ago
  • New Prompt: Start an essay or memoir using footnotes to add flare.
    5 months ago
  • New Prompt: Tell us, what did you do today?
    5 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write about a memory in the third person.
    6 months ago
  • New prompt: Write about a topic that ignites your curiosity.
    6 months ago
  • New Prompt: Describe your life in 100 words.
    7 months ago
  • New Prompt:  Share an up-close look at your favorite childhood setting.
    7 months ago
  • New Prompt: Sometimes the littlest objects are the most meaningful. Is there a small object that you hold near and dear?
    7 months ago
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  • over 2 years ago
  • Thanks for joining this group! Return often to write and review the stories of our lives. We'll put up a new prompt each week. 
    over 3 years ago