About Writing Through Life

Find your inner wisdom. Bring your story to life. Explore & express the world around you.


Writing Through Life is a dynamic education resource for storytellers. This is where you develop the tools and confidence to bring your story to life. Motivated creatives can find support from an active community and clear direction from classroom-style learning to achieve their writing goals. The Writing Through Life community is a vital resource as you find your voice and develop your creative practice.


Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Sharing your story is a powerful, sacred act. Writing Through Life provides a space where you can make meaning of life’s events. From first draft through publication, you’ll find support here for every step of your journey in:

  • Memoir
  • Journaling
  • Personal Essay
  • Legacy and Life Writing

 Professional Writing Mentorship.   Publication Support.   Vibrant Community.


What You’ll Find Here:

  • Actionable, how-to content that will support your creative process. The Writing Through Life blog covers all things related to life-writing.
  • Classes and workshops to sharpen your skills.
  • Recommendations on writing tools, editing, publishing, the writing life, book reviews, and author interviews.
  • Books, educational materials and resources for DIY creative growth.

Writing Through Life community members are interested in getting active with their creativity to spark positive results. Maybe you’ve struggled with writing regularly. Maybe you’re looking for support to give voice to the stories you know exist just beneath the surface. Or you might find yourself moving aimlessly without the right support when your goal is to see your work published. I’ve been there. Right where you are.

Be inspired and empowered!





About Amber Lea Starfire


Bringing truth and creativity into the world — and empowering others to do the same — is the work of my life.

I truly believe that there is power in the story of people’s lives. My work here combines what I’ve learned from a career in teaching and writing, an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Education from Stanford University, as well as more than two decades of developing an audience for my own life-writing. I’m fascinated with the unique path each writer takes in finding his or her voice.

I’ve also developed a series of online classes and coaching techniques that have helped hundreds of people deepen their writing practice and make their way toward publishing.

You can absolutely do this. Writing Through Life will guide you every step of the way. 

I’d love to know what project or inspiring idea has led you here! Let me know what you’re working on and how I might support you.


Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. ~Helen Keller