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My Next Writing Workshop: September 15th

If you regularly follow my blog (or me!), you know that I offer writing workshops each quarter to those interested in starting their own memoir. Hopefully, you’ve picked up on some tools and strategies from my blog posts, but for those who need an extra push or want to begin creating their memoir among like-minded individuals, I welcome you to attend my next workshop on September 15th from 10am-2pm in my home in Capitola, CA.

To RSVP or simply to get more details, please email me at The cost is $40, which also includes a light lunch.

April Writing Workshop

My next in-home memoir writing workshop is slotted for April 23rd from 10am-2pm.  In these workshops, I help participants transition from considering writing, to actually writing!  We do writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing, discuss our strengths, and share our stories.

I like to emphasize the idea that, when writing a memoir, you don’t have to start at the beginning.  This is such an important point that many who are interested in writing never consider; instead they assume that because a book starts at the beginning of a tale, so should their writing.

However, it is not important that you start with your birth and continue in chronological order.  What is important is that you create a written version of your experiences, joys, wishes, disappointments, loves, and whatever else is important to you!  Many of the workshop attendees are at first surprised that writing about their dinner last week could ever be the beginning of a memoir, but I remind them that a memoir is a collection of the experiences that they remember, and not a biography of every step they have taken.

Email me at if you are interested in attending the April workshop.  Happy writing!

Saturday Memoir Writing Workshop Follow-up

Dear Women Who Write,


I have heard from several that you are working on a memoir project. From others that you aren’t writing, but want to.


To keep the words flowing, I invite you to a follow-up meeting for those who have attended one of the Saturday Memoir Writing Workshops on Saturday, February 12th, from ten until two, lunch included at my home.


Each participant is asked to bring something she/he has written: about two double-spaced typewritten pages. We will share our writings and our comments, all with the aim of encouraging each other. We are kind, constructive, and supportive.


I have a good article about character development that we will discuss. All this for $40.00. To register, please email me at


In the meanwhile, remember, you don’t have to start at the beginning!

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