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Linda Joy Myers commented on the blog post '5 Things I Discovered from a Taking a Month Off from Writing'
"Writing comes from the well of Self within, and if we are depleted or suffering, it's harder to reach in there. Sometimes we feel there is no "there" there. But as a therapist and writer who has worked with writing and healing for…"
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Linda Joy Myers commented on the blog post 'The Catch-22 of Memoir Writing'
"Hi Jessica, your post resonates so much with many memoirists I'm sure, and for me. I think it's powerful to find our voice and write a story that can only present our best efforts at truth, our point of view, and no matter what we…"
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Linda Joy Myers commented on the blog post 'Is Memoir Writing Therapeutic?'
"Dear Bella, I love this post, and understand completely what you are talking about. I love that you mention Pennebaker's work, which i think is some of the most important research that has been done connecting the writing process with healing.…"
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Who I am:
Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers, & Co-President of the Women’s National Book Association, SF, is the author of The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, the prize-winning memoir Don’t Call Me Mother, and a workbook The Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing. She co-teaches the program Write your Memoir in Six Months with Brooke Warner. Her next book is Truth or Lie: A Memoirist's Dilemma. She coaches writers, and offers teleseminars and workshops nationally. Visit my blog on how to write a successful memoir:
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Becoming Whole: Writing Your Healing Story
Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgivenss
The Power of Memoir--How to Write Your Healing Story
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Amazon, Goodreads and Sheflari
Services I offer to other writers:
I support memoir and nonfiction writers at The National Association of Memoir Writers,as founder and president, offering free teleseminars, audios, and connection with experts worldwide. My services to writers include manuscript evaluation, editing, and coaching. Brooke Warner and I are offering an ongoing coaching program Write your Memoir in Six Months.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
California Writer's Club; Women's National Book Association; a women's group called The Bellas
My professional associations:
Women's National Book Association
The California Writer's Club
International Association of Conscious and Creative Writers
Teacher at the Center for Journal Therapy
I found out about She Writes from:
Brooke Warner

The Power of Memoir

The Power of Memoir is a groundbreaking book that presents an innovative step-by-step program using memoir writing on the journey of emotional and physical healing.

By drawing on the eight steps outlined in The Power of Memoir, you'll learn how to choose the significant milestones in your life and weave together your personal story. You'll discover how writing your truths and shaping your narrative propel you toward a life-changing transformation. The Power of Memoir offers the tools you need to heal the pain of the past and create a better present and a brighter future.

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Second Chances--the New Edition of my Memoir Don't Call Me Mother

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:20am 0 Comments



There are few second chances in life, but in the world of artistic creation, you can rebirth a book, revisioning it as artists do when they paint. That's what I have done with the new edition of Don't Call Me Mother—A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness.



The Question Everyone is Asking: If You're a Memoirist, Are You Doomed to Be a Narcissist?

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 9:32am 3 Comments

Gosh, I'm sick of everyone accusing memoirists of being narcissists. For the last couple of weeks, there was another uproar of essays that mix up memoirists with journalists—AND narcissists--again. The topic comes forward every few months: there seems to be the opinion that somehow it is bad manners, bad writing, or narcissistic to spill personal details in memoir. But what's confusing to me is that most of the people being criticized, or doing the criticizing, were journalists. It…


Memoir Writing is a Journey

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 5:08pm 0 Comments

It is truly a journey to begin to write your life story. If you have started writing, you know how exciting, inspiring, and at times challenging it can be. As a workshop leader for many years, I have heard so many stories from writers about launching into their story--or wanting to…


Writing a Memoir-- Don't Call Me Mother--A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness

Posted on September 1, 2012 at 9:06am 2 Comments



It was great this week to be welcomed by Brooke Warner as a SheWrites author! I'm so pleased to be part of this group and to have a professional team mentoring my book through its stages to publish my new edition of Don't Call Me Mother. Every book, and author, has a history…


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At 1:30pm on August 14, 2013, Jill Smolowe said…

Thanks, Linda. I, too, am hoping we'll be able to connect in NYC in October. best, jill

At 2:54pm on January 24, 2013, Julie Luek said…

Linda, thanks for the friend request. I look forward to more of your posts! Julie

At 8:53am on January 24, 2013, Theo Pauline Nestor said…

thanks, Linda.  Feel free to email me at

At 9:39pm on July 29, 2011, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hi and thanks...boy I hope I get some more specific info about that call!  


At 3:07pm on July 28, 2011, Jennifer Lauck said…

Thank you so much and it was great to have you on the call today!!!



At 10:35am on August 23, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Linda, Adding my voice to the welcome, from a fellow WNBA member. (I've also done some speaking with CA Writer's Club groups.)

Hope you enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group and Publishing Industry News
Author of the national bestseller The Wednesday Sisters and the forthcoming The Four Ms. Bradwells (Ballantine, March 2011
At 9:00am on August 21, 2010, Kate Hanselman said…
Welcome to She Writes Linda! So glad to have you here.
Check out Getting Started, an easy-to-use guide to, well, getting started.
Don’t forget to head over to the She Writes Blog and let us know what you think!
If you have any questions or feedback as you explore and use the site, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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