Because we experience life chronologically, without a clear beginning, middle or end, memoirists tend to write in an episodic way — “this happened, then that happened, and after that… ” — and are often overwhelmed by a huge array of memories and details. When deluged by details and feelings, it’s difficult to sort out what … Continue reading →
About Linda Joy Meyers, Ph.D
Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., is the author of The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story. Her memoir, Don’t Call Me Mother: Breaking the Chain of Mother Daughter Abandonment, won the Gold Medal Award from the Bay Area Independent Publishing Association. She is founder of NAMW.
[We continue this week with more sage advice from a talented memoir author and psychotherapist who has guided many in writing their life stories. We think you will make good use of her idea for moving ahead even when your material seems too difficult. –Ed.] When we write memoir, we try to capture real life … Continue reading →
[Early in her newest book, The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story, Linda Joy Myers describes well our feelings as memoir writers: This scenario is a common one with memoir writers — the struggle between the desire to write and all the issues, conflicts and worries that come up at the very … Continue reading →