What’s Your Story?

A Memoir Writing Workshop

There is an art and craft to writing a memoir that connects with and reaches your readers’ hearts in a deeply meaningful way. It can also feel scary to get vulnerable and share the truth of your story, especially if writing a book-length piece is a new endeavor for you.

In this workshop, we will work together, sharing ideas and writing, in a safe, confidential creative group to move you forward on your project.

Whether you’ve got the kernel of an idea for a memoir or are partway through a draft, this live, in-person writing workshop will help you get started and make progress on writing a memoir that makes a difference to your readers.

There is so much to think about as you start to craft and write your memoir...

  • ​Why are you writing it?
  • Does your story even matter? (It does).
  • Who are your readers?
  • What do you want your readers to take away from it?
  • How do you decide what to include?
  • How do you structure it so that it connects with your readers and has the impact you desire?
  • Where does your story start? End?

This workshop will help you answer these questions (and more) and provide a firm foundation as you plan and draft your memoir.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Discuss what makes for a good memoir and the foundational elements you need
  • Explore the life stories you want to tell
  • Figure out who your story is for
  • Clarify what’s in it for your reader and their takeaway
  • Discover your point and get to the heart of your memoir - what it’s really about
  • Explore potential structures and choose the right one for your story
  • Review how to write powerful scenes - the piece that drives your narrative forward
  • Start writing!


  • Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10:00 am - 2 pm (includes lunch)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Spring Creek, Nevada in the classroom at All Things Holistic Wellness Center, 451 Spring Creek Parkway


$495 - includes a 45-minute 1:1 zoom coaching call with Amy to work on your idea development and structure & feedback on a piece of writing (up to 3k words)

$395 - no coaching call included

We will also have a community forum space to keep the discussion going between sessions.

Your Workshop Leader

If "I'm going to write a bookmy story someday, but I don't know where to start or how to even approach this thing" has ever crossed your mind, let's revisit that writing dream of yours.

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Hi, I'm Amy.

If we haven't ever met, I'm an author, a book coach, and a teacher. I've published several novels, written thousands of blog posts, and spent the vast majority of my career in front of a high school or college classroom teaching writing, creative writing, and speech.

We all have stories and ideas to share. I've learned through the years (and lots of study - that M.A. in Literature actually has come in handy) that communicating those ideas in a way that will resonate with readers relies on understanding basic story structure and the foundational elements of the genre we're writing, memoir.

Knowing and organizing our ideas can also help us actually develop them more fully AND get them written.

All it takes is the willingness to open up, dive in, learn, and follow wherever your story leads you. I'll show you how.



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