Dona Munker: Writing a Biography

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               STALKING THE ELEPHANT a blog about writing biography, the creative process of biography, and SARA AND ERSKINE, AN AMERICAN ROMANCE, a work in progress on the World War One-era minister's wife and suffragist, Sara Bard Field, and her extraordinary affair with the outspoken atheist and philosophical anarchist, Charles Erskine Scott Wood.
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                          is about a search for love and self-realization that turned a Baptist minister's wife into a nationally known suffragist, a women's rights advocate, and a respected California poet—but also into "an anarchist and a free-lover" who had to risk everything to be united with her remarkable soul-mate. I am tracing this forgotten, dramatic Ragtime-era romance and reconstructing Sara's life and experiences through thousands of letters, her's oral autobiography, and other sources.
                                More about writing SARA AND ERSKINE.
                                is a riveting account of the life and work of an extraordinary Iranian aristocrat and social reformer, Sattareh Farman Farmaian, DAUGHTER OF PERSIA is at once a memoir and a work of historical journalism that is still relevant today, opening a personal window on Iran and America's involvement in the six tumultuous decades that laid the foundations of the present-day crisis now facing the United States and the West.
                                      The biographer's craft, what a story is, whether biography can ever be an art, and more.
                                      A list of resources for anyone interested in biography and writing lives.