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  • The Joy of Journaling

    The Joy of Journaling

      As you can see in the photo, I have years of journals to draw from as I write my new memoir about transformation in the 60s and 70s! When I wrote Don’t Call Me Mother, I didn’t use journals, as most of what I had to write about happened long before I...

  • 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...

  • 6 Things Conscious Writers Need to Know About Memoir Writing

    6 Things Conscious Writers Need to Know About Memoir Writing

    How do you become a conscious and creative writer when you write memoir--and deal with all the questions you have about writing ...

  • The Glass Castle | A Four Week Short Memoir Course

    The Glass Castle | A Four Week Short Memoir Course

    Learn about why The Glass Castle was a best selling memoir in this online course taught by Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Write a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography Workshop | Winter 2014

    A new workshop Writing a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography starts in January taught by Linda Joy Myers, president of the National Association of Memoir Writers. In this workshop, we silence the noise of everyday life and dig into memories, tune into writing our...

  • Tracks to My Heart — Excerpt from Don’t Call Me Mother

    Tracks to My Heart — Excerpt from Don’t Call Me Mother

        The train bisects the blue and the green, parting wheat fields by the tracks. Mommy and I rub shoulders, sitting in the last car, watching the landscape move backward, as if erasing my childhood, all those times when she would board the train and leave me aching for...

  • FREE WEBINAR | Kickstart your Memoir

    FREE WEBINAR | Kickstart your Memoir

        FREE WEBINAR Kickstart Your Memoir (Monday, Sept 9, 4pm PT/ 7pm ET) CLAIM YOUR SPOT TODAY! All you writers know that encountering—not just writing—your memoir is a challenging business. I talk with a lot of writers who are eager to get started, and who are...