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  • Mining your Memories for Gold

    Mining your Memories for Gold

    Mining your Memories for Gold--tips for discovering what you have forgotten. Your memoir is about exploring meaning in your life. Learn how to remember more...

  • Tips for Your Memoir Writing Journey

    Tips for Your Memoir Writing Journey

      Writing a memoir is like finding yourself on a journey: you thought you knew where you were going, but eventually you are lost! We all experience several stages that lead up to your journey: As you pack your suitcase, you think about the thrilling and interesting moments...

  • Memoir and The Legacy of Mental Illness

    Memoir and The Legacy of Mental Illness

      I spoke with Victoria Costello, author of A Lethal Inheritance at the National Association of Memoir Writers member teleseminar. about the legacy of mental illness. Those of us who come from families with hidden or diagnosed mental illness feel “Other,” the...

  • Facing the Truth

    Facing the Truth

    Facing the Truth as You Write Your Memoir In my coaching, writers tell me they are afraid the past will come rushing out without permission--and soon find out that what they intend to write is not always what emerges. Sometimes our writing takes us past the barred gates...

  • Three Ways to Celebrate National Lifewriting Month for Free!

    Three Ways to Celebrate National Lifewriting Month for Free!

     Celebrate National Lifewriting Month with our free Webinar Writing on the Edge       Memoir writing is dangerous! Yes, many writers feel that they are falling off some kind of edge, taking chances, risking–what? –perhaps as memoirists, we’re risking a sense of...

  • Times They Were A-Changing Book Launch Party | Books Inc. Berkeley, CA

    Times They Were A-Changing Book Launch Party | Books Inc. Berkeley, CA

    Sunday, September 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Books, Inc. Berkeley 1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA   The editors of this powerful anthology about the ’60s and ’70s invite you to join our celebration with guest authors and the editors Kate Farrell, Linda Joy Myers,...

  • FREE WEBINAR | Kickstart your Memoir

    FREE WEBINAR | Kickstart your Memoir

        FREE WEBINAR Kickstart Your Memoir (Monday, Sept 9, 4pm PT/ 7pm ET) CLAIM YOUR SPOT TODAY! All you writers know that encountering—not just writing—your memoir is a challenging business. I talk with a lot of writers who are eager to get started, and who are...

  • Free Books Today! Download from Kindle–and Read On To Learn About Your Giveaway Program

    Free Books Today! Download from Kindle–and Read On To Learn About Your Giveaway Program

      Today I’m giving away my two books for Free! Yes, through the KDP program in Amazon. I’m jazzed about doing this, and ask you to please download my books, completely for FREE! And I want to tell you all about this program that can boost your rankings,...

  • Poetry and Art–Early Memoir Snapshots

    Poetry and Art–Early Memoir Snapshots

      To write a memoir is to embark on a long journey of the imagination and of memory. My path of gathering memories, images, and stories was first through autobiographical art–through painting, collage, etching, and mixed media. But I knew that words were necessary as...

  • Truth, Lie, Essential Truth—How to Figure out the Ethics of Your Memoir

    Truth, Lie, Essential Truth—How to Figure out the Ethics of Your Memoir

      When we talk about “essential Truth” what do we mean as memoirists? How much room do we have to create scenes, dialogue, and “characters” from the flotsam of memories? What are the “rules” of memoir anyway? Memoirists are always on the firing line...