“Linda Joy Myers folds in her experiences as a therapist and creative-writing instructor to sum up, in detail, the complex journey of memoir writing. Her steps are clear, practical, and accurate and will shed light on the road ahead as you put your story on paper.” —Marina Nemat, author, Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman’s Story of Survival inside an Iranian Prison.

“This book transforms memoir writing into an adventure with a caring and knowledgeable guide. You can safely take Linda Joy Myers’ hand through the forests, swamps, cataracts, and meadows of memoir, learning a great deal on the way.” —Gillie Bolton, author, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing, and Reflective Practice Writing, Edition 3

“In this brilliant new book, Linda Joy Myers shows readers how––by example and with examples––to write the truth about their lives in eight clear steps. She covers multiple aspects of the writing process from overcoming writing blocks, keeping your motivation alive, to the power of writing to heal to both the body and the soul. Dr. Myers serves as an extraordinary guide for anyone contemplating writing a memoir, fiction, or non-fiction. The Power of Memoir is a must-read.”–– Neil Fiore, PhD, author, The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play and Coping with the Emotional Impact of Cancer: Become an Active Patient and Take Charge

“The Power of Memoir presents clear guidance through complex questions about writing the truth, conquering the inner critic, and how to put emotional issues into perspective. And she offers the fictional tools necessary to write a professional memoir. I recommend it!” —Sheri McConnell, CEO, National Association of Women Writers and the Global Institute of Associations.

“Anyone who has a story they want tell will benefit from reading this book . Therapists will find it useful for working with clients who want to create a narrative. Above all, Linda Joy Myers has written a book which will make the telling of painful and difficult things safe and manageable for the writer and the people in their lives.”—Kate Thompson, vice-chair, Lapidus UK, faculty member of The Center for Journal Therapy

“The Power of Memoir stuns me with its depth of appreciation for the reader’s search for personal story. In an authoritative, yet caring voice, Linda Joy generously offers a roadmap to everyone who wants to embark on this creative journey.” —Jerry Waxler, M.S. memoir teacher and author of the blog Memory Writers Network,

“Drawing upon her personal journey as a memoirist and experience as a therapist, Linda Joy Myers has created a richly informative and user-friendly, highly readable and comprehensive manual. If you are serious about finally telling your story, this book is a must. Let Linda Joy move you toward your goal of writing your life.” —Lucia Capacchione, Ph,D., A.T.R., Art Therapist and author, The Creative Journal and Recovery of Your Inner Child.

“Building on her rich experience as a memoirist and therapist, Linda Joy Myers offers a path for writing oneself into wholeness, guiding us from memory to the kind of healing that comes from writing one’s truth. The Power of Memoir is an indispensable resource for anyone who is inspired to write from life’s ups and downs.” —Sharon A. Bray, Ed.D., author, When Words Heal: Writing Through Cancer

“The Power of Memoir is unique among the many books available to help aspiring memoir writers. It ranks at the top of the list if only for the clear and easily understood instruction on the craft of writing, and for Linda Joy Myers’ compassionately professional guidance on tender topics like defining boundaries for the story and dealing with secrets and family objections. This material is found nowhere else.” —Sharon Lippincott, MA, author, The Heart and Craft of Story Writing

“Painful memories can weigh heavily on an individual, and for too long a time. As Myers clearly demonstrates, memoir writing done well can have substantial therapeutic benefits. The Power of Memoir is a primer on how to lighten our pain—or even unburden ourselves entirely. An experienced psychologist and memoir professional, Myers is well prepared to guide the reader who seeks a way through and beyond the labyrinth of recurring oppressive memories. In these well-crafted pages, accessible to accomplished writer and to the neophyte alike, Myers presents both theory and practical writing and psychological exercises to work through difficulties of the past. A necessary addition to any memoir-writing bookshelf.” —Denis LeDoux, director, Soleil Lifestory Network and author, Turning Memories into Memoirs
“With a gentle spirit and a clear voice, Linda Joy Myers creates a safe place for writers. With her 8 Step Program, Myers guides writers through the dark places of the heart, to ultimately arrive at a place of power and grace.”
—Sue William Silverman, author, Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir and Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You

“Myers makes a compelling case for the power of words as a form of healing and growth.” —James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., professor of psychology, The University of Texas at Austin and author, Opening Up and Writing To Heal

“A powerful and unique writing guide—one that will lead any writer straight to the heart of their richest material, help them heal, and then teach them how to shape it into literature. Destined to become a classic!” —Jordan E. Rosenfeld, contributing editor, Writer’s Digest magazine and author, Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time

“…this material is found nowhere else.” —Sharon Lippincott, MA, author, The Heart and Craft of Story Writing

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