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  • Sue Canfield Basic Social Media Marketing for Memoir Writers by Sue Canfield - Your goal in using social media to market your book should be to share information of value with others. Book sales will come. However, if your only goal in using social media is to sell books, you’ll be disappointed. These are some basic social media marketing tips to help you share information of value. Target […]
  • Tips to Break Through the Inner Critic Voices in Your Writing Tips to Break Through the Inner Critic Voices in Your Writing! - If you are writing a memoir, or even a novel, and wonder how you can break through the inner critic that silences you, this is a perfect moment to get new input and learn from the experts. This is one of my favorite topics—as a memoir writer, I know how tough it is to confront […]
  • Story Circle Conference 2016 Story Circle Conference 2016 Wrap Up - I recently returned from the Story Circle Conference held in Austin, Texas. It was a whirlwind of teaching—Brooke Warner and I taught the pre-conference workshop  “Breaking Ground on Your Story.” My workshop “Building Your Memoir with Scene and Narration” followed up the focus on craft. We both noticed the need to integrate craft with inspiration, which we […]

Magic of Memoir Call for Submissions


From teaching memoir for so many years, we have learned from our students, and well-known memoir writers, how challenging the journey can be—from mining for memories and experiences to the point of completing a well-written memoir. Everyone who sets out to write a memoir encounters its stages—from the excitement of starting to the dread that invariably comes when you’re facing down your demons. Then there are the challenges of craft—how to find the structure and words that convey your message. We want to know from you how you solved these problems. In this collection, we are asking writers to share their stories of hard-earned wisdom. We want to learn how you dealt with the inner critic, or the practical strategies that provided motivation to write about the dark times your story might have brought up. Learn more here

Our Next NAMW Roundtable

  • Amye Archer June Roundtable Discussion – FREE to All - Inventing the Memoir: Truth Can Be Stronger Than Fiction Amye Archer June 9 4 PM PDT   5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT When I first started writing my memoir, I was nervous that it wasn’t interesting enough. After all, I was only 33. What life experience could I possibly cobble together to […]
  • 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 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

  • Lax bio photo(1) How I Dared Tell My Story: Navigating Family and Community - Leah Lax June Member Teleseminar June 17 4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home, by Leah Lax, is about how she left an insular religious society and came out as a lesbian. This will be the first time she speaks […]

This Month's Featured Member

  • Featured NAMW Member – Leslie Johansen Nack - Leslie’s memoir starts in a broken home in the 1970s and moves into a coming-of-age adventure when, at the age of 14, she and her two sisters have to batten down the hatches on their 45-foot sailboat to navigate the Pacific Ocean, as well as the stormy temper of their larger-than-life Norwegian father. It is […]