Minimizing Hurt When Sharing Your Story

Minimizing Hurt When Sharing Your Story

One of the most common questions I get asked by memoir writers is how to portray their story authentically, when memory fades, in a way that they won’t get sued.  Not everyone in your story is going to come out smelling like roses and that can cause anything from...
The Role of a Writing Coach

The Role of a Writing Coach

When I mention to people that I offer coaching services to writers, I’m sometimes met with a blank stare.  But… Sports coaches help athletes improve their game. Financial coaches help people better manage their money. Fitness coaches help with people’s various...
The Value of Accountability in Writing

The Value of Accountability in Writing

Memoirs are deeply personal, no matter the topic. Whether you’re chronicling your journey with a chronic illness, writing about grief and loss, or sharing your experience as an athlete, these personal stories are often harder to write down.  A blank page can be...
Why I Love Working With Memoir Writers

Why I Love Working With Memoir Writers

I love working with ALL writers but, if I’m being honest, memoir writers have a special place in my heart. Why? Memoir writers recognize that they have a story to tell and open their hearts to share it. There is a level of vulnerability and courage that is needed to...
Exploring Relationships in Memoir

Exploring Relationships in Memoir

We’re all social beings.  Even if you’re introverted like me, there are valuable relationships in our lives that are a huge part of our stories. We need other people in our lives to fill a variety of roles: romantic, platonic, health professional, parent...