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 need to get started and build out your memoir into a full book. Read More →

  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 you will encounter. And as you start your journey, you are still excited and moving forward with great energy. Then reality sets in. Life still presents challenges. And it is this way when we write our memoir. A couple of years ago, I visited France and was thrilled to be in Paris again with its iconic symbols–theRead More →

    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 vibrating with the passion to get their story written, but they get stuck. Sometimes they get stuck before they have actually started! Others lose energy in what I call The Muddy Middle. Brooke Warner and I, who have partnered for the Write Your Memoir in Six Months workshop, are offering free and short courses to help memoir writersRead More →

    How do you get your writing done—or do you? Are you a procrastinator—do you let Time Bandits get in your way? The solution is simple and it’s one you use for the rest of your life: you have to schedule your writing dates. You make dates for everything else, right? Do you know if you’re more creative in the morning or at night? Be sure to plan your writing time around the best times of your day and week. How do you feel about scheduling your writing? Perhaps you prefer to wait for the muse to knock on your door. Do you everRead More →

Let’s face it, writing a memoir takes us on a journey, and during that journey we write from  several levels at once. Many people writing their memoir are learning to write and at the same time are excavating the terrain of memory. This may involve encountering a past that’s still painful or unresolved. Even those who set out to write the humorous stories find out that there are usually other, darker stories underneath some rocks. When you write a memoir, the journey will change you. There is no way that we can encounter art, the imagination, and our inner psyches without being changed by theRead More →

  Have you been thinking about the connection between the Olympics and writing? I have. I notice the spirit of determination, focus, and the willingness to fall down, fall off and get up to start again. Oh, and courage. So…what does that have to do with writing? Most of the problem with being able to write, to get started and to finish a book is in our heads! Makes sense, sure, you say. But wait—that means YOU can change your thoughts and habits, and create a new template of expected behavior. Instead of negative consequences you get to have a reward! And you need toRead More →