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Memory and Freedom of Expression—How to Reignite Your Inspiration

Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner
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Finding Your Freedom of Expression
Most of us hesitate when we begin to write our stories, but the first step is giving ourselves permission to tell the truth, to claim our voice.

  • Writing the truth—what repercussions are you afraid of?
  • Permission to write—tap into your inspiration
  • Find the voice that whispers in your ear
  • Working through fear
  • Confronting your What-Ifs
  • Affirmations as Antidotes against being silenced
  • Writing prompts

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Memory
Many memoir writers ask: do I have enough memories to write a memoir? Others struggle with how to choose what to include. We need to think about our relationship to memory.

  • Be inspired to encounter memory
  • Strategies to help you remember
  • Tracking and mapping your memories
  • Unreliability of memory—don’t let that stop you
  • Choosing your moments from your memories
  • Writing scenes from your memory—finding meaning
  • The craft of writing vibrant scenes
  • Writing prompts

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Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner have been teaching together for over 12 years, and offer quarterly classes and the intensive seminar Write Your Memoir in Six Months. Learn more and magicofmemoir.com and writeyourmemoirinsixmonths.com.