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Inspiration and Flow in Memoir Writing

  Writers, and all creative people, have a range of ease for the output of their creative art—from freeflowing river to arid desert—and for many years, creative coaches have tried to explain why and how we achieve the desired state, and how to avoid the desert. You know about this—you have an idea, or you don’t but you sit down…

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Memoir Writing Workshops and your Creative Journey

  By the time you read these words, the “I” that wrote them will have forgotten what it was, though the it lingers on, haunting the paper, unheard until you happen across it and your energy field activates it. –Margaret Atwood We write into the unknown, we launch ourselves onto tiny rafts of words so lacy and insubstantial that we…

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What is the Truth in Memoir | Can We Really Capture It? | Tune in to Find out

At the NAMW Telesummit Friday starting at 10 AM PDT, I get to talk with several fantastic authors and teachers. Their books have shaped my thinking toward more creative choices, and pushed me toward using language to carve out even deeper truths. The experts I get to hang out with are Jennifer Lauck, author of Blackbird and three other amazing…

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Talking about Truth

with Robin Hemley at the National Association of Memoir Writers Teleconference Oct. 21 As most of you know, one of the events I most enjoy putting together as president                  of the National Association of Memoir Writers is our bi-annual Telesummit. ThisFriday I’m spending 5 hours with authors I admire, whose works have changed me,shaped my thinking toward more creative choices,…

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Writing a Memoir Means Selling Yourself!

  Writing a memoir means digging deep into your soul—doesn’t it? Writing is a solitary act, right? Yes to all that. I’m the first one to tell my students to keep their work private for a while, though maybe you’ve decided to show it to your family.   Good luck with that, but it’s just the beginning of how you’ll be…

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The Psychological Journey of Memoir Writing

  When we begin a journey, we’re excited. We pack our suitcase, imagining the moments to come. The thrill of our destination courses through us, spurring us on. We begin with high hopes for what we’ll encounter. Recently, I went to France—first to Paris, then Lyon and the southern mountains where Cezanne and Van Gogh used to paint. It was…

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Memoir: Journey of Truth, Craft, and Commitment

  Memoir writing is really hot news day today on the internet, which makes me very happy! Writing well is a journey, and we need our mentors, guides, and wise wizards to guide us.  Every day there is something new to learn, and wisdom bits from writers that spur us on our way. Today in “Pubmission,” a blog on the…

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Truth or Lie–National Association of Memoir Writers Free Teleconference October 21

  I’m so excited today! On October 21, I’m going to be hosting the Free Memoir Writing Telesummit over at The National Association of Memoir Writers. What an opportunity—to talk with these writers, teachers, authors, and bloggers who make such a difference in the creative nonfiction and literary world. You need to be there! Go right over the National Association of…

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