christmas-candlesHow to Write Your Memoir and Still Go Home for the Holidays

Date: Friday, December 4, 2009
Times: 4 PM PST | 5 MST  |  6 CST  | 7 EST

Cost: FREE–Sign Up using the form on this page OR
Learn More About the Full December Mini-Memoir Teleseminar workshop by clicking here!

Everyone takes a collective breath at conferences and in my workshops when the words “memoir” and “family” appear in the same sentence. Hearts beat faster and pulses race as visions of upset family members point imaginary fingers. Sometimes this is all it takes to silence a beginning memoir writer; others go into overdrive trying to figure out how much to leave in or take out so the family won’t be displeased, or worse, uninvite them to family gatherings.

This kind of stress needs to be managed for memoir writers to unfold a very personal story, and explore their deepest truths. All of this must occur for a memoir to be a vibrant and important story. That is what memoir writing is all about—finding our own voice and telling our truths.

During this workshop, the line will be open to answer your questions about this touchy subject. Linda will address the issues she has encountered both in her personal writing journey and the ones where she’s mentored others.

The following two workshops in the mini-series will be Working with the Inner Critic—an offspring of the “outer critics”—and Writing Your Truth.

Be sure to join us to find out how to solve for some of the most problematic issues that memoir writers face:

  • including family and friends in the story
  • making them “characters” in the memoir
  • dealing with the various levels of “truth”

When these are unresolved, the memoir writer screeches to a halt, hounded by guilt and those imagined pointing fingers. The inner critic wins, and the writer is silenced.

When you have the proper tools and perspective all for these challenges, they can be overcome. You are then free to write with a full, clear voice and complete your memoir.