Tips & Resources for Getting Your Story Written
My One-Year Memoir – Do you have a personal story that needs to be written? Susy Flory is the perfect coach to get you started.
The Red House Writers Collective – Kathi Lipp’s 12-month course includes check-ins, writing meetups, and coaching by industry professionals.
Words For Writers – Award-winning novelist Ginny Yttrup offers courses and cohorts especially for fiction authors.
Finding Community as a Writer
West Coast Christian Writers (WCCW) – In addition to its yearly writers conference, WCCW offers wonderful opportunities to engage with other writers, including quarterly Writer Connex, a private Facebook Page, and additional benefits through membership.
American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) – A membership-based group especially for fiction writers, ACFW is best known for its yearly conference, and local chapters.
Everything Memoir Private Facebook Group – Susy Flory’s Everything Memoir Private Facebook Group offers connection, regular resources (videos, etc,), access to critique groups.
Creativity, Music & More
Katie DeNure’s One Music School – My favorite resource for ukulele tutorials. Katie teaches ukulele, guitar, and voice and has an encouraging style. She teaches a great variety of Christian and popular songs.
Ballet Based Movement – Gentle ballet for beginners and over 50s. I discovered Susan and her mum, Elizabeth, during the pandemic and fell in love with the dance-based exercise. Susan teaches out of her flat in London, complete with her little dog, Zimmi, so it’s totally approachable and fun. She offers free lessons on YouTube as well as weekly paid Zoom classes that are super affordable.
If you love to journal when you travel – The Art of the Travel Journal by Abbey Sy. I found this book in Ireland. It confirmed my thinking that a travel journal can become a unique work of art.