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  • 2016 NAMW Memorial Day Sale Memorial Day Sale 2016 - Summer is a time of relaxation, vacations, travel and reflection.  What better time to gather your thoughts and put pen to paper?   Join the National Association of Memoir Writers and take advantage of the “writing season!” NAMW is a membership organization that invites memoir writers from all over the world to connect, learn and become inspired […]
  • Kay Adams and Linda Joy Writing Conferences—Inspiration and Connection for the Journey - I just returned to the Bay Area after spending a week in North Carolina where I taught memoir writing at the Journal Therapy conference led by Kay Adams—she started the center for Journal Therapy. I arrived after a long day of flying in the rain to a misty, lushly green Kanuga retreat center. For five […]
  • 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 […]


Brooke and Linda JoyJune 30, 2016 4 PM PDT/7 PM EDT Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers Scene: The Master Tool of Memoir Writing   In this free hour-long webinar, Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers are tackling the single-most important element of craft you need to master to write good memoir: scene. Anyone who reads and loves memoir knows that scenes are what makes your story come alive. But it goes deeper than that. Good scene writing can change your and your readers’ lives. How you write your memoir, with scenes that reach out and invite your reader to experience what you lived through, is the root of transformation, and the ticket to creating a work that resonates and stays with your reader, and that agents and editors will see as sellable.
  • The key elements that make scenes come alive.
  • Narration in scene and how and when to use it.
  • The single most powerful gift you can give yourself when you’re writing scenes.
  • How to track the arc of your scenes so you see the beginning, middle, and end.
  • Transitions and how they connect your scenes together.
Sign up here for this free webinar on writing scenes—the most important tool in your writing toolbox.

Our Next NAMW Roundtable

  • Sharon and Carol July Roundtable Discussion – FREE to All - The Rewards of Private Publication Sharon Lippincott and Carol Broz Thursday July 7 4 PM PDT   5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT What do you do when your story seems too personal or controversial to share with the world at large, but you want your family to have the option of ordering […]
  • 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

  • 1796431_10203712985597627_6803690186445630552_n How to Write the Book You Want to Read - Karen Lynch July Member Teleseminar July 22, 2016 11 AM PDT  12 PM MDT  1 PM CDT  2 PM EDT We’re pleased to introduce you to Karen Lynch as our guest this month. Karen is the author of the memoir Good Cop, Bad Daughter-memoirs of an unlikely police officer. I began reading her book, thinking […]

This Month's Featured Member

  • DSC_2620 Featured NAMW Member – Joan Z. Rough - SCATTERING ASHES, A Memoir of Letting Go Feeling responsible for her mother’s care as her health declines, Joan invites her mother to move in with her. While facing continued ailments and eventually her mother’s stage four lung cancer, they struggle to maintain their own privacy and independence. Though Joan longs to be the “good daughter,” […]