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Become a NAMW Member

The National Association of Memoir Writers wants to welcome you! We offer the resources you need to write and publish your memoir. We offer workshops, twice monthly teleseminars by experts, and memoir writing resources such as articles, links to over 70 audios, and transcripts of presentations by experts on legal issues in writing memoir, writing to heal, editing, and creating a memoir that reaches your readers through powerful scenes.

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Our current list of upcoming NAMW events.

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Memoir Writer Resources

Recommended by Linda Joy Myers, NAMW founder

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Linda Joy Myer is available to speak about transformation, journaling, memoir writing, and finding forgiveness.

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Shades of Blue coverUpcoming Events

OCTOBER 15, 2015 7-8PM: BARNES AND NOBLE, Emeryville, CA I'll be joining Amy Ferris, editor of Shades of Blue, Brooke Warner, Founder She Writes Press, Author of What's Your Book? And Hollye Dexter, Fire Season for a panel discussion about using stories to save lives. October 23-25, 2015: Memoir Conference—Memories Are Made of This Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave, Van Nuys CA November 19, 2015: SHADES OF BLUE, Los Angeles I'm excited to join Amy Ferris and other authors for the L.A. launch of her new anthology Shades Of Blue. Sunday, November 22nd at 2pm: BARNES & NOBLE AUTHOR EVENTS
Panel Discussion with Writers on Suicide/Depression Learn more here

THE MAGIC OF MEMOIR—A Weekend of Craft, Process, and Publishing: Oct 17 & 18 in Berkeley, CA

Creative balloon penMemoirists, join Linda Joy and Brooke for their first-ever in-person event—MAGIC OF MEMOIR 2015—this October 17 & 18 in Berkeley, California. We are jazzed about this 2-day event in celebration of memoir, in which we'll be covering craft, process, and publishing. In addition to diving deep into craft points every memoirist must master, we will also be doing guided writing exercises and be hosting two panels, with some exciting guest participants. Check out the details and we'll see you in Berkeley in October!    

Fall 2015 Telesummit | Truth and Transformation in Memoir

Telesummit stars photo-2015Friday November 6, 2015
10 am-3 pm
Welcome to the Fall Telesummit for the National Association of Memoir Writers! We have a TON of great information for you writers and explorers of truth in memoir. Even if you can't attend every session, when you sign up you get the bonuses and the free audio of the whole day! Hope to see you on the call!
Susan Reynolds—Fire Up Your Writing Brain: Hot Tips for Maximizing Your Writing Genius
Louise DeSalvo—How to Get at What’s Not There
Jordan Rosenfeld and Martha Alderson—Digging Deep into Plot and Scene to Write a Great Memoir
Melissa Cistaro—On Memoir: Putting the Pieces Together
Andy Ross—An Agent's Perspective on Writing Memoir
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  • Write Your Memoir

    Write Your Memoir in Six Months offers the support, encouragement, and accountability you’re looking for to write the book that’s in your heart. Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers are experienced memoir teachers and passionate believers in the magic of memoir. It's magical to tell your story—to bring to life something that’s lived inside you. It's so gratifying to offer your personal truth to others.

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  • Calendar of Events

    We offer a wide variety of workshops and classes. We offer a free public roundtable discussion and member-only monthly teleseminars.

    Learn the insider secrets of writing memoirs.

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  • Coaching

    I love working with writers! The creative process is a place where we drop into our true creative selves and make a difference in the world.

    To stay focused and make real progress, you need three things:
    1) Support in deciding what your story is about—themes & topics.
    2) Feedback to develop your skills—story structure, scenes, dialogue, character development, tone, and voice.
    3) Help with navigating writing & editing to publishing and marketing.
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  • Speaking Engagements

    Linda Joy Myers is available to speak at your next conference or event. The audience will learn how writing can deepen self-awareness and help them develop a new perspective on their past so they can move gracefully into their future. Audience members will take with them a feeling of empowerment, knowing they are in control of their own destiny. Linda Joy’s inspirational message of finding courage, learning forgiveness, and focused self-listening can change their lives. Read More
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Free Roundtable

  • Amy-Ferris-Hollye-Dexter Memoir Challenge #1–Wrestling the Truth in Your Memoir - Roundtable Discussion October 8, 2015 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter in conversation with Linda Joy Myers As memoir writers, we approach the page with a powerful story to tell, one that won’t let us go. We start out great, writing, journaling, dreaming and […]
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This self-guided course leads you from your desire to write a memoir to building the skills to get started writing right away. You learn what a memoir is, how to think about themes, how to write compelling scenes, & how to develop your structure. In less than four weeks, you will have a plot, an outline for your book, and scenes you can develop as you start to write. If you like to work at your own pace and take time to develop your ideas, this course will help you learn writing skills & achieve your goals...
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The Next NAMW Member Teleseminar

  • Daisy hickman2015 Writing Memoir–The Amber of the Moment - October Memoir Teleseminar October  23, 2015 11 am PST   12 pm  MST  1 pm  CST   2 pm EST “Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut Writing memoir can feel like this … like being “trapped in the amber of the moment.” So how can we […]

This Month's Featured Member

  • sue-is-successful Featured NAMW Member – Sue Rowland - Hello writers and readers, it’s great to be a part of the NAMW. I enjoy the classes, webinars, and roundtable discussions offered by Linda Joy Myers and her knowledgeable guests. Writing one’s life story takes courage. The honesty and authenticity required to examine experiences can be excruciating because the nasty inner critic seems to operate […]

Latest Articles

  • The 3 Most Common Questions about Writing a Memoir - The three most common problems in writing a memoir: 1. How do I start? 2. What do I include? 3. Where does it all go? By starting with significant turning points you will soon find yourself thinking about important scenes that address your theme(s). Creating a structure that works helps you to figure out how […]
  • Technicolor-1 Your Memoir as a Movie -   Do you love movies? To me, there’s nothing so satisfying as sitting down to immerse myself in a new story. The first few moments need to capture my attention so I can’t look away. I make sure my tea is nearby, and that my kitties are ready to settle down on my lap. Once […]
  • little-man-300x300 Everything You Need to Know about Publishing Your Memoir, Start to Finish - All-day Webinar July 30, 2015 Want an online experience to fuel writing your memoir? Join our powerful webinar Everything You Need to Know about Publishing Your Memoir, Start to Finish, a special one-day event with an amazing roster of presenters who will share their memoir-specific knowledge and advice. JOIN US all day for six hours […]
  • Criticism How to Manage the Inner Critic and Write Your Truth - The inner critic can be tenacious. Most of us have some kind of inner critic voice that nags us with doubts about our writing. We want to get rid of it, but the truth is that the critic is a part of us. We’re all vulnerable human beings with doubts and fears. And many of […]