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Writing a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography Workshop—6 Session Summer 2014

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with Linda Joy Myers We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott In this workshop, we silence the noise of everyday life and dig into memories, tune into writing our stories, and learn the skills needed to write a satisfying memoir—to get all the way to "The End." It's important to write freely without worrying about your inner critic … [Read more...]

Finding Your Voice in Memoir | Memoir Intensive TeleWorkshop

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A 4-week Memoir Workshop Intensive by Judy L. Mandel  by phone and email June 10, 17, 24, July 1 4 PST, 5 MST, 6 CST, 7 EST $125 for non-members   $110 for members   Often when we start writing our memoir, we struggle to find our own unique way of telling the story—our voice. It can be as elusive as a shadow, as hard to capture as a dream. Once we find our voice, the way our writing sounds most like our inner self, our story is much easier to shape. … [Read more...]

Family Troubles: The Hazards and Rewards of Writing About Family | Joy Castro

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  April Member Teleseminar April 18, 2014  11 AM PDT    12 PM MDT    1 PM CDT    2 PM EDT    I'm pleased to welcome Joy Castro this month as our member teleseminar presenter. I highly recommend her memoir The Truth Book, and Family Troubles--Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family. She gave a powerful presentation at the AWP Conference in Seattle last month, and I loved meeting her in person. It's always inspiring to meet the "real" people I have gotten to … [Read more...]

Story Structure for Memoir Writers | A 4-week Memoir Intensive by Jerry Waxler

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 April 1 - 22, 2014, 4 weeks (Tuesdays) 4 PST, 5 MST, 6 CST, 7 EST $125 for non-members   $110 for members To write a memoir, you need to translate unstructured memories into the structure called “Story.” In this four session teleclass, Jerry Waxler will break the form of a Story into simple elements. Then we’ll walk together step by step through the process of translating your life experience into a form that readers won’t want to put down. What you will … [Read more...]

Spring into your Memoir Writing – New courses, workshops, and teleseminars

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        If you're in the East coast, you may still be getting snow, but we out here in sunny California are experiencing spring with flowers, sweet scents, and warm temperatures. Just think if you and your children are writing memoirs, this winter will no doubt provide some stories to tell. Every moment that you experience can become part of a flash memoir or a short story. Or you might string together many moments that have meaning, offer a legacy, or present a new insight … [Read more...]

Write a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography Workshop | Spring 2014

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We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott Workshop: 9 Sessions Starting April 3, 2014 Thursdays, 3 PM PDT/6 PM EDT  Member Pricing -  $390   Non-Member Pricing -  $525 Linda Joy Myers, Workshop Leader Included for free: a PDF of my workbook Journey of Memoir–The Three Stages of Memoir Writing In this workshop, we silence … [Read more...]

Spring 2014 NAMW Memoir Telesummit |Angles of View

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National Association of Memoir Writers Telesummit Angles of View--Writing and Sharing Your Memoir Free to All—Sign up to get your free audio download of the whole day May 9, 2014 10 AM-4 PM PDT Memoir writers need to gather skills from a variety of sources-- finding inspiration and motivation to write and to keep writing, discovering your unique point of view, shaping your work, and discovering the best angle to present to the world in your marketing and publicity efforts. We have to … [Read more...]

Self-Publish Your Book on a Shoestring |Free Roundtable Discussion

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April 3, 2014 Roundtable Sharon Lippincott and Boyd Lemon 4 PM PDT  5  PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT Some authors aim for wide-spread acclaim and million-copy sales, and they are willing and able to invest thousands of dollars to make that happen. Far more are primarily concerned with producing a high-quality product at an affordable price, primarily for friends and family. Services like CreateSpace, Kindle, Lulu and Smashwords allow you to upload files at no cost and order only as many … [Read more...]

Who Am I Now? The Changing Self in Memoir | Roundtable Discussion, Mark Matousek

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  February 6, 2014 4 PM PST  5 PM MST  6 PM CST  7 PM EST  Free Teleseminar--Sign up below to get the call-in number. One major challenge in memoir writing is the self changes over time.  Who you (or your narrator) were 30 years ago is not who you are today; not even your cells are the same (we get a whole new body of cells every seven years); so who is this "I" who's telling this story?  Linda Joy Myers and Mark Matousek will be talking about how to work with the shifting psyche in … [Read more...]

Write a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography Workshop | Winter 2014

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    We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott  Workshop: 9 Sessions  Starting January 16, 2014 Thursdays, 3 PM PST/6 PM EST Linda Joy Myers, Workshop Leader Included for free: a PDF of my workbook Journey of Memoir–The Three Stages of Memoir Writing In this workshop, we silence the noise of everyday life and dig into memories, … [Read more...]