About Writing Through Life and Me

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


The Writing Through Life blog was designed to be an education resource for storytellers by providing vital resources to help you find your voice and develop your creative practice.

Sharing your story is a powerful, sacred act. Writing Through Life provides information, ways, and methods to help you make meaning of life’s events and reach your writing goals. The site includes articles to support your writing journey for

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


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

 What You’ll Find Here


  • Actionable, how-to content that will support your creative and journal writing processes. 
  • Journaling and memoir writing resources.
  • Recommendations on writing tools, editing, publishing, the writing life, book reviews, and author interviews.
  • Book reviews and recommendations, educational materials, and resources for DIY creative growth.

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.

You can absolutely do this. 

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

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