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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 ghosts of our legacies chasing us in our dreams, making us shrink down in our waking life. In…

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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 safety by hiding our voices. But if you are writing a memoir, you ARE inviting yourself to…

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‘Tis the Season—Collect Your Stories, Celebrate your Memoir

‘Tis the season of taking stock, setting new goals, and making plans—for the holidays, and for the New Year. Many memoir writers are getting serious about finalizing the first draft of their memoir, and moving forward with new edits, focusing on themes and figuring out the arc of the story they are telling.  The next stages of the memoir are about…

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Celebrate Writing–NaNoWriMo, National Lifewriting Month, the National Association of Memoir Writers Telesummit

  Writing in November! What a great month for writers! We writers are being invited from all kinds of sites, programs, blogs, and presentations to attend to our writing this month! Get this: it’s NaNoWriMo–the National Novel Writing Month challenge. Write 50,000 words of a novel in one month and get a certificate. You are supposed to write a novel, but you…

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After the Memoir says “The End” Platform & Your Publishing Paths | Free Discussion with Brooke Warner

  I love helping writers find information that helps them become an author, and this week, the Free Roundtable Discussion at the National Association of Writers is going to be invaluable. Sign up by clicking the link above! October 11, 2012 4 PM PDT   5 PM MDT   6 PM  CDT  7 PM EDT Brooke Warner, former Executive editor at Seal…

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So Many Memoir Publishing Choices–What Do I Do? | Free Roundtable with Jonna Ivin & Denise Roessle

I’m so pleased to be in conversation with Jonna Ivin, author of Will Love for Crumbs and Denise Roessle who wrote Second Chance Mother. Each of these authors chose different routes to getting their books published–which will make for a dynamic and interesting discussion. Jonna self-published her book on Kindle while Denise chose the longer path of finding a small publisher.…

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Inspiration and Flow in Memoir Writing

  Writers, and all creative people, have a range of ease for the output of their creative art—from freeflowing river to arid desert—and for many years, creative coaches have tried to explain why and how we achieve the desired state, and how to avoid the desert. You know about this—you have an idea, or you don’t but you sit down…

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