March 29, 2017

TURN UP THE DIAL ON YOUR MEMOIR (A Day-long Memoir Event): APRIL 28, 10am PT | 1pm ET start

dial3TURN UP THE DIAL ON YOUR MEMOIR is designed to deepen your craft as a writer, but also to attend to the heart matters of memoir writing—to help you understand how to deepen and connect, both on the page and out in the world as you grow your platforms and think about publishing your book.

$39 for all 6 sessions (all sessions will be recorded and available to all registrants)


We can’t wait to see you on April 28th with our amazing line-up:
Julie Barton, NYT bestselling author of Dog Medicine
Jenni Ferrari-Adler is a longtime agent at Union Literary in New York
Linda Joy Myers, PhD, award-winning memoirist and President of the National Association of Memoir Writers
Jordan Rosenfeld, author of seven books, most recently Writing the Intimate Character
Deborah Siegel, PhD, author and Coach-in-Chief at Girl Meets Voice, Inc.
Brooke Warner, author and Publisher of She Writes Press

THE MAGIC OF MEMOIR (now available)

magicThe Magic of Memoir is a powerpunch of inspiration, and it's an honor to be adding this book to the amazing voices coming together to celebrate memoir. Brooke and Linda Joy are grateful to our contributors, who were selected among nearly 200 writers who answered our call for submissions. The result is this gorgeous and inspiring book, featuring 38 writers writing about their experiences with memoir.

Brooke and Linda Joy also had the great pleasure of interviewing 11 best-selling memoirists for this collection: Mary Karr, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Azar Nafisi, Dani Shapiro, Margo Jefferson, Raquel Cepeda, Jessica Valenti, Daisy Hernández, Mark Matousek, and Sue William Silverman.


Write Your Memoir with Support and Accountability

goals for new yearWhen you decide to write a memoir, you begin a journey into the heart of who you are. You draw upon memories, desires, imagination, and writing techniques to paint a picture of your life, or a portion of your life. You start down the long and winding path toward becoming a writer, and eventually a published author. Published author—yes! This is the goal of most memoir writers. You may want to learn from your story, or even settle some old scores (internally and externally), but mostly, as a memoirist, you want to share your wisdom and your story—if only you can get it done! That is the challenge.

As coaches and writers ourselves, we know that good, consistent writing emerges and blossoms with structure, accountability, and encouragement. These are the cornerstones of Write Your Memoir in Six Months. You and a cohort of eleven other memoirists will embark upon a journey together that will culminate in the book you’ve been wanting, needing, and longing to write.

We treat the process of writing a memoir like the journey it is. You will encounter three stages—the excitement of getting started; the muddy middle where you may encounter a few snarls and saboteurs; and the long-range view to the end, when you’re weaving all the pieces together and the finish line is in sight.

Here are the five things we believe any memoirist needs for this journey:

1. Consistency—your body in front of the computer regularly (daily for a short time is ideal).
2. Accountability—someone who’s expecting you to deliver on what you want for yourself.
3. Goals—when you have goals, you’ll know when you reach them.
4. Guts—the sheer determination to write and write, consult, edit, rethink, and write some more.
5. Patience—it takes time to write a book. But you only can do it one sentence at a time.

We are two passionate memoir advocates who have coached hundreds of authors through the completion of their manuscripts and all the way to publication. In this course, you’ll be met with support each step of the way—getting your fill of craft and technique, as well as the necessary emotional support that a journey like this requires.