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“Leaving a Legacy: Writing Down Memories”

“Leaving a Legacy: Writing Down Memories,” by Susan Lynn Reynolds (Best of Life, Fall 2008).

Correction: My e-mail as cited in this article is incorrect. It should read

“I developed a system: I would read the first page and the last paragraph of each submission. Sometimes there would be 750 words of throat-clearing before the essay even started. And so I would send it back to the writer and say, 'Start with your last paragraph and see where it goes.'”– Moira Dann, former Facts & Arguments editor for the Globe and Mail