THE PROCESS

Your ability to execute a memoir is as much about your process as it is your craft. Every memoirist needs support. Writing your personal story is a huge endeavor, and there's nothing easy about putting your heart and soul on the page in the way that memoir requires you to.

PROCESS ENTAILS:
• Learning to silence your inner and outer critics
• Writing from your deepest place of truth
• Carving out regular and committed writing space
• Developing good writing habits and routines
• Cultivating support networks

If you want support through the writing of your memoir and know that process will help you to the finish line, consider our six-month intensive, WRITE YOUR MEMOIR IN SIX MONTHS. The spring 2018 class is full, but we are currently accepting enrollment for the summer/fall course that runs from January-December 2018.

THE CRAFT

We focus on teaching the craft of memoir to memoirists of all levels. We care so much about craft because it's what separates memoir from autobiography, and it's what makes a story come alive on the page.

CRAFT ELEMENTS MEMOIRISTS NEED TO KNOW:
• Sensory detail in scene
• Structure
• Narration & Voice
• Flashback & Memory
• Character & Characterization
• Reflection & Takeaway

The craft of memoir can take a boring and flat story and make it sing, creating something that resonates with readers, and that's saleable to publishers.

If you're jazzed about craft, or if you know this is what your memoir needs a good infusion of, consider joining us for MASTERING MEMOIR, starting in February. This is a ten-week intensive that covers all these points and more!

LINDA & BROOKE

LINDA JOY MYERS, PhD
ljm-bio-photo_sm Linda Joy Myers is the president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, and the author of two award-winning memoirs Don’t Call Me Mother and Song of the Plains. Her three books, The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, Becoming Whole, and Journey of Memoir, guide writers through the stages of creating a powerful, truthful, and universal story.
BROOKE WARNER
warner-2016-squareBrooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Green-Light Your Book, What's Your Book?, and How to Sell Your Memoir. She is committed to the writing process and to helping writers become creative entrepreneurs and thought leaders, a message conveyed in her 2017 TEDx talk, “Green-Light Revolution.”