Memoir Collective #10: Ask Me Anything

There are endless questions when it comes to writing a memoir. How do I get started and keep going? How do I deal with family  members? What if I can’t remember details or dialogue? What if I don’t know the real story, the best structure, or the overall theme?  If you’ve got questions like these, you’re not alone...

By |2022-11-14T09:36:51-07:00November 14th, 2022|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Memoir Collective #8: Tips and tricks for vulnerability

Have you had an experience you are too afraid to write about? Is there some anecdote you’ve been harboring as too shameful to share? If you’re like most writers (or human beings, for that matter), there is not one story you’ve been hiding, there are many.

If […]

By |2022-07-19T14:10:59-06:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Memoir Collective, #7: Dealing with Resistance

Fear, doubt, procrastination, starting over, changing subjects... resistance to writing takes many forms. In this free, 90-minute class we'll talk about resistance, what it is, why it exists, and--most importantly--how to manage it!

By |2022-01-05T17:53:44-07:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

FREE: Making Friends with Fear

Fear is predominant emotion for memoirists. We fear what others might think, we fear failure, we fear success, we fear we’re not any good, we fear we may hurt others... and the list goes on and on. But fear is not out to stop us, it’s there to warn us and make sure we contemplate all facets of a situation before proceeding. This free Zoom class will introduce you to a tool to help you handle the heebie-jeebies when they arise.

By |2020-12-10T08:19:03-07:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Crumpled Note Story

When I was eleven years old, still flat-chested and shaggy-haired, I wrote my father a note explaining in painstaking detail the hurt I felt over some favoritism he’d shown my younger sister. The specific incident is lost to memory, but I remember writing and rewriting that note several times until […]

By |2020-06-08T14:23:08-06:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Know Yourself, Uncovering Your Story|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Yes, Yes, Hell No! How to Know You’re On the Right Writing Path

A few weeks ago, I was nearing the end of a daylong intensive with a client who’d come to me for help mapping out a nonfiction book. When the day began, she spoke of wanting to write a book about leadership—something that might gather together years of insight she’d gained […]

By |2019-03-12T09:06:43-06:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Trusting Your Soul|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Making Friends With Fear

“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” 


*(Copyright 2013, Brian Whetten, used with permission)


When we […]

By |2019-03-12T09:03:39-06:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Emotional Wisdom|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 Ways to Fight Fear and Doubt

I recently started a new writing project and for the last few days have been engaged in a full-on dogfight with fear and doubt. The project didn’t start with fear. Instead, it began—and progressed—like all my writing projects:

A vague idea that had been with me for several months started to […]

By |2019-03-12T08:59:44-06:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Trusting Your Soul|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments


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