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Our Next NAMW Roundtable

  • February Roundtable Webinar – FREE to All- February 9, 2017 - Lizbeth Meredith Writing a Book with Benefits: Steps I Took to Take Care of My Memoir’s Future Readers  February 9, 2017  4 PM PST  5 PM MST  6 PM CST  7 PM EST  Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters recounts the Lizbeth Meredith’s two year struggle to bring home her internationally abducted daughters from Greece to […]

Latest Articles

  • Structure your memoir Structure: The Backbone of Your Memoir - We’re all fired up about STRUCTURE this month. Why? Because we see over and over again how important this key element is to actually executing a readable memoir. Plus, we know it’s a place where memoirists struggle, and there are some firm decisions you can make to ease your way into a structure that sings. […]
  • Storytelling in Memoir Storytelling in Memoir - We all have a story to tell, but ah–how to tell it, that’s what keeps us at our desk, scribbling in our notebooks, looking for the scenes and moments that we carry in our hearts. Our job as memoirists is to translate what we know and remember to the page, to put images and wispy […]
  • The heart and soul of memoir writing The Heart and Soul of Memoir Writing—Inspiration and Empowerment to Finish Your Book by Linda Joy Myers - I just returned from a retreat sponsored by She Writes Press, an event offer by my publisher in gorgeous Boulders Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Brooke Warner, my co-teacher for the Write Your Memoir in Six Months course for the last five years, is also the publisher for SWP. The amazing stark landscape of Arizona with […]

Women’s National Book Association

womens-national-book-association9/15/2016 through 1/15/2017

Fifth Annual Writing Contest

Be a part of history:

A dynamic organization of women and men in all fields of the literary world, The Women’s National Book Association is accepting submissions for its Annual Writing Contest

After nearly 100 years celebrating published authors, extraordinary book women and honoring independent bookstores, the WNBA is celebrating emerging writers.

Submission: open to WNBA members and non-members
Submission guidelines and information HERE


Awards: First place winners receive $250.00. There will be 4 awards in each category, 1, 2, 3, and Honorable Mention.

All 4 winners will be published in a special Contest Edition of the WNBA’s National Newsletter, “The Bookwoman.”

Winners announced May 1, 2017. All winners to be posted on the Women’s National Book Association website.

Fiction: 3,000 word maximum length, no theme required

Creative Nonfiction/ Memoir: 2,500 word maximum

Poetry: 3-5 pages of poetry (double-spaced)

To learn more about the WNBA:

The Next NAMW Member Teleseminar

  • Dancing with Darkness and Light - Moving with the Ebb and Flow of the Creative Process Tina Games January Member Teleseminar January 20, 2017 11 AM PST    12 PM MST    1 PM CST   2 PM EST   As we begin to celebrate the New Year 2017, it’s important to draw from within the darkness of winter to find the themes of […]
  • Memoir in 6 Months

    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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  • 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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This Month's Featured Member

  • Featured NAMW Member – Patricia Dunn - Book Synopsis Patricia was “cracked open” at age two by a nearly fatal accidental fall.  Her earliest memory is that of the unseen hands that lovingly carried her down an entire staircase.  This gracious act performed by an anonymous presence occurred within weeks of the sudden death of her eighteen-year-old sister. Growing up in a […]