Seek guides and companions on your memoir writing journey
- Are you feeling the urge to write your story but not sure how to get started?
- Do you already have a pile of anecdotes and need to find the compelling storyline?
- Do you need extra support to get through difficult memories?
- Have you completed a first draft and want to make it more emotionally rewarding?
At any stage in the process, you can benefit from warm, nurturing, and insightful guidance, as well as the company of peers to help you translate memories into memoirs.
(Note: Memoir coaching is different from counseling. Memoirs describe the journey from difficulty toward healing, whereas counseling is to help you cope with emotions in the present. For my therapy page (licensed in the state of Pennsylvania) click here.)
Take a class
I teach a basic system to guide you through the path from memories to memoirs. To learn more about that system, read my workbook Learn to Write Your Memoir in Four Weeks To join one of my virtual classes, sign up for my list to receive notices. Or contact me if you have a group and want to hire me to lead you through the basics.
Join a peer-group to share your writing journey
If you are looking for company on your memoir writing journey, consider the many benefits of peer meetings. In a group of four to six writers, you’ll share written accounts of emotionally compelling periods of your life. I’ve been facilitating such groups for years, and would love to give you the opportunity to experience this socially and individually healing activity. Sign up for my email list so I can let you know when I have room in one of my groups.
One-on-one Memoir Coaching
For personal attention to your specific writing needs, hire me for one-on-one coaching. During each 60 minute session, I offer support and guidance to help you start or continue your memoir writing journey. Included in each session, I will read up to 1,500 words, and weave that feedback into our discussions about the overall scope of your project.
Contact me today to ask about rates and to set up a free initial 15 minute conversation about what you need and how I can help.
I’ll read and comment on your manuscript
After I’ve read your memoir, I will highlight everything you are doing right. And I can help you identify areas that could benefit from further revision, such as:
- Continuity and understandability of the timeline.
- How to keep the story moving forward.
- Clarity of the main character’s psychological mission.
- How to highlight and emphasize transitions, themes and conclusions.
I will provide a written report, as well as a conversational consultation. If you need additional clarification or guidance to discuss the fundamentals of your storyline, you can optionally add more sessions.
(Note: I am not a professional editor, so I can’t resolve your copywriting issues.)
Contact me today to ask about rates and to set up a free initial 15 minute conversation to decide if any of these services are right for you.