What are You Really Writing About?

What is Your Memoir Really About? With memoir, it can take some digging to get to the heart of what we’re really writing about. There’s the story of what happened, and then there’s the meaning we’ve attached to it. In memoir, it’s not enough to tell us what happened—we need to know what that event […]

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How to Motivate Yourself to Write

How to Motivate Yourself to Write If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably had some challenges getting motivated to write and/or sticking with it. Inspiration and motivation can be challenging on a good day, and all the more so during a pandemic. I get it! When things got tough, I used to hunker down. […]

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Spring 2021 Offerings

If you’d like support for your writing, here are my spring 2021 offerings: Memoir Mastery (a 9-week comprehensive course) and the Writer’s Circle (a small, 3-month writer’s group). Both offerings start in early April; descriptions are below. If you’re not sure where to begin, I recommend starting with Memoir Mastery. It’s my flagship course and […]

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How to Write with Ease

How to Bring Ease to Your Writing For the past few months, I’ve been thinking about the concept of parenting from an open and spacious place vs. a stressed and constricted one. After hearing Tara Mohr apply a similar concept to work, I decided to apply it to writing as well and it was a […]

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Memoir Mastery: How to Write a Compelling Memoir

How to Write a Memoir As a writer, teacher and long-time memoir fan, I’ve found that writing your story can be an incredibly rewarding journey. It can also be quite challenging. And trying to write a memoir without support can feel like wrestling an octopus. Where do you start? How do you narrow down your […]

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How to Write a Memoir While We Shelter in Place

As we shelter-in-place, I’ve had a few folks reach out for writing help now that they have more time on their hands and/or are finally ready to start that book they’ve always wanted to write. To that end, I’ve decided to offer my 8-week Memoir Mastery course at a 50% discount as a way of making it […]

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Get that Book Written

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming? Are you harnessing the energy of the New Year to write a book? Are you using it to get started on (or heck, restart) your memoir or nonfiction book?If not, what are you missing? Do you need a better system? Accountability? Support? The Real Reason People Hire a […]

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Find Your People + Have Deadlines

Find Your People Don’t go it alone. Support is essential when you’re writing a personal story. Especially if it’s sticky. That’s why I recommend folks find a community to support them. Somewhere to bring their questions, a place where they can talk about sticking points in order to find a way forward. A group to […]

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