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  • Empowerment through Publishing | A Conversation about Pubslush

    Empowerment through Publishing | A Conversation about Pubslush

    Where are you in this new publishing world? As you begin to think of all the choices, you may feel overwhelmed, but the Internet can deliver to you encyclopedic amounts of information about any of the topics that have to do with publishing. Just search, find, read, and...

  • The Fathers We Adopt | The Music Man

    The Fathers We Adopt | The Music Man

      It’s an old story really, the girl who’s missing a father. Either he’s dead, or drunk, or doesn’t care. Or perhaps the parents are divorced and he’s gone or banished. Perhaps he’s an angry man, or neglectful. Hopefully he’s...

  • The Music Man

    The Music Man

    The day in 4th grade begins as usual: the pledge of allegiance, the Lord’s Prayer, a round of spelling. Melodious music wafts into the room. Then a tall, willowy man enters, bright red hair tumbling over his forehead, a violin tucked under his chin. He dips and sways, his...

  • Writing a Memoir: Balancing Craft and Vulnerability on Your Journey to “The End”

    Writing a Memoir: Balancing Craft and Vulnerability on Your Journey to “The End”

      I’ve often said jokingly to my students, “Writing a memoir is like taking your clothes off in public.” True, but it doesn’t go far enough. It’s like taking your clothes off and reading your journal in public. You’re vulnerable when...

  • Mother–on Mother’s Day

    Mother–on Mother’s Day

    I look at this photo of my mother, age 30, as I lay somewhat untethered in her lap. It’s before everything happens, before my father leaves her, before she leaves me. It’s the beginning of our story. There we are, innocent of the future, and unknown to both of...

  • Courage to Tell the Untold Stories of Mothers and Daughters

    Courage to Tell the Untold Stories of Mothers and Daughters

      A few years ago, actually it was quite a long time ago come to think of it, as I watched the movie about Ghandi, I realized the root of the word “courage” was “coeur,” which means heart in French. I saw the movie on the airplane on the way to...

  • Joy Castro Interview–on Writing Truth & Managing Family in Memoir

    Joy Castro Interview–on Writing Truth & Managing Family in Memoir

    Joy Castro Interview--on Writing Truth & Managing Family in Memoir--Interview with Linda Joy Myers and Joy Castro about writing truth in memoir--and dealing with the consequences with family and friends. Part of National Association of Memoir Writers series on memoir...

  • 6 Things Conscious Writers Need to Know About Memoir Writing

    6 Things Conscious Writers Need to Know About Memoir Writing

    How do you become a conscious and creative writer when you write memoir--and deal with all the questions you have about writing ...

  • The Glass Castle | A Four Week Short Memoir Course

    The Glass Castle | A Four Week Short Memoir Course

    Learn about why The Glass Castle was a best selling memoir in this online course taught by Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers...

  • Story Circle Network Seventh National Women’s Memoir Conference

    Story Circle Network Seventh National Women’s Memoir Conference

        April 11-13, 2014 Wyndham Hotel, Austin, Texas     I love writing conferences! I’m so excited to return to Austin this year for the 6th time to join in on the Story Circle Memoir Conference.   Stories from the Heart VII brings women from around the...