Memoir writers struggle with two things: how much truth to tell and how to structure their story. We’ll tackle both of these issues as we look at the art—and heart—of writing a memoir. This month’s speaker, Linda Joy Myers, will discuss balancing the need to write our truth with the questions that come up about exposure and worry about what the family will say. Learn how to develop the all-important structure of your memoir, from how to begin sorting through memories to writing scenes. The secret to writing a great memoir is weaving reflection into your scenes so the reader feels what you experienced.
Linda Joy Myers, founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, is the author of award-winning memoirs Don’t Call Me Mother and Song of the Plains, and two books on craft The Power of Memoir, & Journey of Memoir. She co-authored Breaking Ground on Your Memoir and Magic of Memoir& co-teaches Write Your Memoir in Six Months with Brooke Warner. A memoir coach for 30 years, she helps memoir writers find their voice and get their story into the world. Linda has just ventured into novel writing land, and her first novel, The Forger of Marseille, a WWII historical fiction novel, will be published by She Writes Press in May 2023. Join us for an inspiring evening!
When: Monday, June 13 th at 7pm
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