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  • Memoir Writing Helps You Find Your Voice and Heart

    Memoir Writing Helps You Find Your Voice and Heart

    We grow up thinking that the way we lived in our family was “just the way it was,” unaware of the many different ways families live and cope with life the positive and the stressful events and disappointments. As we write a memoir, we come to have new insights about how...

  • Breaking Ground on Your Story

    Breaking Ground on Your Story

    Memoir writers need support both to write their truths and memories, as well as with how to begin and how to craft their story. In this free webinar, Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner, coaches in the Write Your Memoir in 6 Months program, explore the building blocks you...

  • The Writing Olympics

    The Writing Olympics

    I felt an aha as I watched skaters lift and soar and skiers fly. As writers we create an alternate world beyond our day to day existence, imaginative spaces where something called Story lives and breathes and takes us away from gravity into another realm. Where magic...

  • The voice of Innocence is your younger self, whether it's you as a child, or you as a teen or young adult. Often you are dropping into scenes from that past as you present the POV of yourself from that earlier age. Your tone, voice, language and vocabulary will be different...

  • Tips and Resources for Writing Your Memoir in the New Year

    Tips and Resources for Writing Your Memoir in the New Year

    Tips and Resources for Writing Your Memoir in the New Year--by Linda Joy Myers, president of the National Association of Memoir Writers. Learn how to ask yourself the right questions as you begin your memoir, and read these 12 helpful book about memoir writing. Resources of...

  • Memoirists — Get out the Photo Albums and Explore Family Memories

    Memoirists — Get out the Photo Albums and Explore Family Memories

    I advise memoir writers that the holidays is a good time to do some “research” about family stories. As you write your memoir you discover your memories through writing prompts and digging into your memories as best you can, but it’s amazing what immersing yourself in...

  • Winter Solstice Thoughts

    Winter Solstice Thoughts

    We need to make room so our creative process and new writing has a chance to expand and breathe. We all know some of the tried and true ways of honoring our creative process...

  • 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...

  • Write a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography Workshop | Winter 2014

    Write a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography Workshop | Winter 2014

    A new workshop Writing a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography starts in January taught by Linda Joy Myers, president of the National Association of Memoir Writers. In this workshop, we silence the noise of everyday life and dig into memories, tune into writing our...

  • 4 Week Workshop Eat, Pray Love: What Made Eat, Pray, Love a Bestseller | Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers

    4 Week Workshop  Eat, Pray Love: What Made Eat, Pray, Love a Bestseller | Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers

    The Formulaic Memoir: What Made Eat, Pray, Love a Bestseller--a course taught by Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner Eat, Pray, Love is a formulaic memoir that works. In this class you will learn the skills Gilbert brings to this classic bestselling memoir, and discover for...