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  • Story Circle Network Seventh National Women’s Memoir Conference

    Story Circle Network Seventh National Women’s Memoir Conference

        April 11-13, 2014 Wyndham Hotel, Austin, Texas     I love writing conferences! I’m so excited to return to Austin this year for the 6th time to join in on the Story Circle Memoir Conference.   Stories from the Heart VII brings women from around the...

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

    Write a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography Workshop | Spring 2014

      Workshop: 9 Sessions Starting April 3, 2014 Thursdays, 3 PM PDT/6 PM EDT  $390.00 NAMW members $525 non-members To sign up go to this link Linda Joy Myers, Workshop Leader In this workshop, we silence the noise of everyday life and dig into memories, tune into writing...

  • 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...

  • Marching 4th! Creating my Spiritual Holiday

    Marching 4th! Creating my Spiritual Holiday

        It’s 1966, March 4th, and the snow is silently falling, whispering down onto the deserted University of Illinois campus at 8 AM on a Saturday. The moment captures me in its powerful silence, the snowflakes as large as cars, perfect and whole and individually...

  • 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...

  • 13 Tips to Bring Your Memories Alive in Your Memoir

    13 Tips to Bring Your Memories Alive in Your Memoir

    If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison   You want to share your life with your readers—the smell of your grandmother’s garden in the spring, how you and your sister struggled...

  • Tips for How to Begin your Memoir

    Tips for How to Begin your Memoir

        As readers, we all have the experience of trying to find our bearings as we begin a story. To get “inside” the story that’s beginning, we readers are curious about who the main characters are, and we’re eager to learn about them—to learn why we are being...

  • 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...