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Thanks so much for hosting me, Sari, in a new section of your stack world, where I am hoping to meet new readers and writers. xxL

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Hi to all on Memoir Land. I want to invite you to the next Zoom Conversation I am hosting on writing craft. It's on Saturday, February 24 from 3 to 4 pm EST. Everyone who signs up is invited to send ahead a specific question about their writing projects. This is a benefit to paid subscribers to my Substack, "Everything is Personal," and there is no extra charge. The Zooms are for subscribers at a monthly or annual rate, and today there is a discount of 25% off the usual price. To RSVP to the Zoom, please write to me here: lauriestone@substack.com. To subscribe to my Substack, please click here: lauriestone.substack.com/subscribe

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Feb 2Liked by Sari Botton, Laurie Stone

I love this story. So much to think about here, not least, your art. Thanks.

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Laurie, I love your checklist, especially "Fail to arrive" and "Remember to love something." So much writing has the love edited out. Loving and never arriving-- that's the story of an actual life, isn't it? Thank you for this wonderful burst of insight.

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Feb 2Liked by Sari Botton, Laurie Stone

Thank you for this! I’m slogging away on a long project that has languished in memoirland for years. Recently I’ve let myself loose to fictionalize when I want, and it is indeed SO freeing! That used to feel like a betrayal of myself, my story, but magically (possibly just with age) I don’t see it that way at all now. Your checklist is gold- thank you so much for sharing

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Feb 2Liked by Sari Botton, Laurie Stone

Thank you, Laurie. Isn’t it funny how the mistakes we make are often inserting ourselves into situations too early out of a desire to be seen as a helpmeet, as necessary, or probably to see ourselves as helpmeets. Oh life! Oh learning!

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Feb 2Liked by Sari Botton, Laurie Stone

Lord, woman! You are a person of so many parts. Wonderful thoughts here. I just wonder if you ever sleep.

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Feb 2Liked by Sari Botton, Laurie Stone

I'm trying to write about my divorce and this notion of the story being more that "he done her wrong" along with what the important parts are, well, yeah. That. I have a scattered collection of writings and some of them are quite clear and hold water, and others are just... maybe they need more time.

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Feb 3Liked by Laurie Stone

How can someone so young have figured out so much already. I just stumbled on this piece today and I’m gonna follow you. I love the way you tell truth truth.

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