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  • What Memoirists Worry About

    What Memoirists Worry About

    Memoirists know that writing a memoir can be fraught with all kinds of doubts and silencing, from "I’m not that great a writer" to "what will the family say?" We worry about how much to put in, whether to frame scenes with dialogue or not, or if we should name the people...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...