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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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Memoir Writer Resources

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

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November 29-December 1, 2015


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Free Roundtable

  • Azedeh Tabazadeh How to Write a Prize Winning Memoir - Roundtable Discussion – Free to All Date: December 3, 2015 Time: 4 Pm PST  5 PM MST  6 PM CST 7 PM EST Expert: Azadeh Tabazadeh “What you have done in this book is exactly what I would like for my patients to do—and that is to confront the truth,” my therapist told me after […]
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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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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

  • KimPearson_jpg for web December Member Teleseminar -  December 11 , 2015 11 AM PST 12PM MST   1PM CST   2 PM EST Weave History into Your Memoir and Create a Universal Connection We want to welcome once again Kim Pearson, whose specialty is helping writers include research and history in their stories. Kim is also a ghostwriter and we are going to talk […]

This Month's Featured Member

  • AliciaGarey2014 Featured NAMW Member – Alicia Garey - We’re pleased to feature Alicia Garey this month! Interior designer and author Alicia Garey blogs on the Huffington Post, where she chronicled her breast cancer experience in 2012 (and wrote non-cancer articles too). Alicia previously worked in the television literary department at a prominent Los Angeles talent agency and in television production. She has published over […]

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 […]