Writing Coach, Teacher, Memoir Guru: Meet Linda Joy Myers »

Posts Tagged ‘ writing ’

  • Celebrating the Motherland–and Happy 4th!

    Celebrating the Motherland–and Happy 4th!

      I just returned from England—you know the country we rebelled from over 200 years ago—and they seem to like us. Every time I spoke, my accent gave me away. “Where are you from in America?” they would ask. “California.” “Oh, I want to go to San Francisco,...

  • Memoir Writers: Write and Build Your Platform Too

    Memoir Writers: Write and Build Your Platform Too

      We hear this term “platform” so often—and many of us are still trying to figure out what it means. It’s actually simple—it means “audience.” The concept of “platform” means that we build our audience in various ways—in person, with friends, community,...

  • Memoir Writing — A Creative Path to Self Awareness

    Memoir Writing — A Creative Path to Self Awareness

      Writing stories heals body and soul, and is a powerful way to change our perspective about the past. Not only that, it’s a creative way to learn about yourself. Dr. James Pennebaker and Joshua Smith published the first research on writing as a way to heal and...

  • Memoir Writing and Creativity in The Year of the Memoir—2012

    Memoir Writing and Creativity in The Year of the Memoir—2012

    By now quite a few people in my networks have heard that I decided to call 2012 The Year of the Memoir. Why did she do that, you wonder. What will we call next year?? More importantly–what is Snoopy writing in HIS memoir? First of all, I trust in the powers of...

  • Memoir IS About You! Free your Voice, Write Your Memoir

    Memoir IS About You! Free your Voice, Write Your Memoir

    After the discouraging, depressing articles about bad memoir writers in the news, we have something good to report from an article in the Huffington Post titled Actually, Memoir IS All About You. How nice to hear that we can write about ourselves and not feel like we are a...

  • Ask an Expert About Agents, Editing, and all things Writerly

    Ask an Expert About Agents, Editing, and all things Writerly

    One of the perks of the writing life is getting to meet other people in the writing world, people who seem to float in the refined atmosphere of writer’s magazines or who wear a nametag that says “editor” or “author,” but really we are all together...

  • Win Memoir Writing Contests–Edit Your Memoir

    Win Memoir Writing Contests–Edit Your Memoir

    When I wrote The Power of Memoir and my own memoir Don’t Call Me Mother, I spent more time editing than writing! For some writers, editing is fun, creative and mind-stretching. Finding the right word, feeling out the best tone for the mood of a piece is like polishing the...

  • Jane Friedman at the Public NAMW Memoir Writing Roundtable Tele-conversation

    Jane Friedman at the Public NAMW Memoir Writing Roundtable Tele-conversation

    I'm so excited to be able to have a conversation with Jane Friedman this Thursday September 2 at the free NAMW roundtable! She's a contributing editor at Writer's Digest, and an energetic, knowledgeable, and inspiring speaker...

  • The Power of Memoir to Heal

    The Power of Memoir to Heal

    By now, many people have heard about the power of memoir writing to help the healing process in mind and body. As I mentioned in a previous post, because of my book The Power of Memoir, I receive many questions about memoir writing and healing, and I'm answering...

  • The Power of Writing Memoir: Dark and Light Stories

    The Power of Writing Memoir: Dark and Light Stories

    One of the most important subjects that writers confront is to keep a balance when writing the darker stories that may arise while writing a memoir. In The Power of Memoir I discuss balancing the light and the dark stories and why this helps the writer and the...