Have you ever thought about writing your memoir? Lynn will share how to tell your story and why you should do it – even if you never intend to publish or even share it. The journey of discovery through writing your story is powerful and transformative. You’ll learn tools and exercises to uncover your story and express it, which is a process that can benefit writers of all levels and ambitions.
Lynn is a published author and currently teaches writing at Montana State University/Gallatin College. She is completing a memoir of her life as the daughter of a narcissistic, mentally ill mother, called Surviving Crazy.
Lynn’s writing background is eclectic. She has been publishing since … well, let’s just say for a long time. Her first publication was as a photo-journalist for Cycle News, a newspaper covering off-road racing. Her subsequent news writing was as a stringer for the Billings Gazette, Great Falls Tribune and a columnist for the Bozeman Chronicle.
She’s published articles in Big Sky Journal, Midwest Art, Sunset Magazine, Highlights for Children, and others. She’s won writing awards from the Montana Institute of the Arts, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, served as president for the Montana Authors Coalition, founded the Big Sky Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and was Editor/Contributing Writer for Yellowstone Country, GoldWest Country, Russell Country and Missouri River Country Travel Guides. She was the Project Manager for three food-related book compilations.
She’s been a contributor in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery, The Anthology of Cozy Noir, We’d Rather Be Writing, 21 Days of Christmas.
She wrote the first edition of Camping in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming for Avalon Travel Publishing, as well as Southwest Montana Auto Adventures for Canyon Publications, Skinny Budget Marketing, Comfort Verses and Divorce is not Destiny for Works by Design Publications.
You won’t want to miss the exercises, challenges, and fun in this mini-workshop on writing your story. If you hadn’t considered it before, you might find a memoir in your future!