Where are you in your writing life?
- Do you find yourself with ideas, story seeds, and memories that have meaning for you?
- Are there family stories you want to capture, and amazing moments in your own life that might inspire others?
- Have you always wanted to write a book, but aren’t sure how?
- Do you want to write a whole book or a series of short memoir pieces?
- Would you like to write for contests or anthologies?
There are many ways to explore personal stories, life writing, and memoir.
As a professional memoir writer, coach, and workshop leader, I have the passion and experience to help guide you find success writing your memoir or shorter vignettes, keeping a blog, or submit to anthologies or writing contests.
If you’ve started to write, and find yourself stuck, you might need a coach to help you see your way out. Or you are nearly done with your memoir, but wonder if you have made the right choices in plot, language, character development, and tone. A coach specializing in memoir helps you ask the right questions to solve your problems, so you can get to the end of your memoir and publish your story.
Once you have written your memoir, there are many other questions to answer about getting your book into the world. A professional memoir coach can help you find to find the resources you need to make considered and professional decisions about your book.
Contact me for a complimentary sample session to discuss your work and what kind of help you need.
About Linda Joy Myers
Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., is the president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, & Co-President of the Women’s National Book Association, SF. Passionate about memoir writing, she’s the author of Don’t Call Me Mother—A Daughter’s Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness; The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, and a workbook The Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing to be released in February, 2013.
Linda Joy co-teaches the program Write your Memoir in Six Months with Brooke Warner, and is a speaker, coach, and online memoir teacher. Many of her students have gone on to publish their memoirs.
Linda has won prizes for fiction, memoir and poetry: First Prize, Jessamyn West Fiction Contest; Finalist, San Francisco Writing Contest for Secret Music, a novel about the Kindertransport; First Prize, poetry, East of Eden Contest, and First Prize Carol Landauer Life Writing Contest. The first edition of her memoir Don’t Call Me Mother won the BAIPA Gold Medal award in 2005.