We’re on this journey together!
I regularly offer writing prompts, blog posts on the craft of writing, and inspirational videos for memoirists–you can find many free resources right here on my website!
It’s all part of my conviction that our work on the elemental journey of purposeful memoir has a broader meaning out in the world. With each step, we learn more about ourselves, and society, and our world, and with that deeper knowledge comes a more intentional, purposeful way of being in the world.
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Free writing prompts!
Download the prompts for my powerful “Seeking Joy” workshop, part of my Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir series–now offered regularly online!
My approach in these two-hour generative workshops is to “salute the positive and transmute the negative” in your life story, with a focus on a different quality or aspect that we’d like more of in our lives, such as Courage, Community or Purpose.
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My award-winning writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion, takes a month-by-month approach to memoir writing, offering thought-provoking essays on craft and open-ended writing prompts that spiral through my unique elemental journey framework.
You can find short monthly videos for each month on my You-Tube playlist, along with interviews and other reflections about the process of writing purposeful memoir. My intention with the monthly check-ins is to offer an intimate video pep talk, a reminder that I’m with you on this writing journey, cheering you on!
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Essays on the Craft of Writing Memoir
I have been keeping a Writing Life blog for years now, and I offer it to you as a free resource of inspiration and guidance on the art and craft of writing memoir, as well as reflections on living the writing life.
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Let me know what resonates for you, or if you have any questions. I always love to hear from you!
There are as many ways to write memoir as there are to live a life. There is no formula for how to balance your dual role of narrator and protagonist. But here are some considerations to have in mind as you work on putting your life stories on to the page.
Purposeful memoir seeks to recover the wisdom that lies embedded, often unrecognized, in our memories of the past. By reanimating the joys and tenderly transmuting the sorrows we have lived through, we will be able to move more powerfully and surely into the thriving future we can co-create with kindred spirits on our path.
We are all connected to the Gaian web of life, and in a deep way, our purpose is to add another gleaming thread to that web, strengthening the whole as we create our own individual lives.