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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Thanks-giving

    Thanks-giving

    Thanks-giving is something we need to offer ourselves every day, and offer others as well. The exchange "thank you" can be immensely powerful, a giving circle that returns and creates ever-evolving circles beyond ourselves...

  • Five Secrets to Writing an Enduring Memoir | Theo Pauline Nestor–Guest at National Association of Memoir Writers

    Five Secrets to Writing an Enduring Memoir | Theo Pauline Nestor–Guest at National Association of Memoir Writers

    Join Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers, and Theo Pauline Nestor as they discuss the 5 Secrets to Writing an Enduring Memoir. There is a discount for the special event starring Anne Lamott in January...

  • Mining your Memories for Gold

    Mining your Memories for Gold

    Mining your Memories for Gold--tips for discovering what you have forgotten. Your memoir is about exploring meaning in your life. Learn how to remember more...

  • Tips for Your Memoir Writing Journey

    Tips for Your Memoir Writing Journey

      Writing a memoir is like finding yourself on a journey: you thought you knew where you were going, but eventually you are lost! We all experience several stages that lead up to your journey: As you pack your suitcase, you think about the thrilling and interesting moments...

  • Memoir and The Legacy of Mental Illness

    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...

  • 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...