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What is stopping you?

Seeing this post at the bottom of this blog made me smile!  Many times I have heard  this as a reason that stops some of my students from writing their life story.  They have also told me that they are not a writer.  Most often I hear from students that they don’t have the time to write their life story or even this one…where do I begin?

It is such an important project for you to launch.  It is probably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and for your family.  Who better to tell your story than you!

We can all come up with a million excuses as to why we aren’t writing our story down, but let me encourage you personally that there are many ways to begin.  You can begin in the comfort of your home by writing in a spiral notebook.

You can purchase my memoir workbook (on sale now at my website).

You can sign up for one of my workshops if you live locally.

If you don’t live locally look up a memoir class in your area.

The most important thing is to stop the negative talk and begin.  Tell your story.  If you want to share your memories of childhood write about what it was like growing up in your time.  What were your favorite things to play with?  What were dinners like?  Who was your favorite teacher?  What were your wishes and dreams?

If you like writing about your adult life, start there.  There is no right or wrong way to write about your life, start wherever you like and record your journey.

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"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.


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