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  • 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 […]
  • jerry Your Memoir is Not a Cliche - Jerry Waxler Images of the sixties swirl through our media-drenched culture. The Beatles first trip to the U.S… Hippies dancing wildly at Woodstock… Soldiers creeping warily through overgrown jungle… Students shot dead at Kent State… The collage of those familiar images would cover the Berlin Wall. But seeing the external details of a story says […]

Spring 2016 Memoir Telesummit–FREE to all

Telesummit Spring 2016 Presenter PhotoBreaking Through—Writing the Forbidden Stories in your Memoir

FREE Memoir Telesummit hosted by Linda Joy Myers, President and Founder of NAMW May 6, 2016 Starts 10 am PDT/2 pm EDT Memoir writers have a tough mandate: to dig deep and tell their own personal truths, and write a story that will offer a universal message to others. We aren’t supposed to make things up, and we are warned not to air the dirty laundry—who will want to read it anyway—says those critical voices, both the inner voice and real people. We know/fear that family and friends may uninvite us to the holidays once they know that we are writing a memoir. It makes everyone squirm a little, and cast guilty looks about the room. But your stories are your own, and your truth is your truth. Sign Up Here

Our Next Roundtable

Watch this space for details of our next public memoir roundtable!
  • 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

This Month's Featured Member

  • viga-250px Featured NAMW Member – Viga Boland - From the ages of 11-24, I was sexually abused by my biological father. My shame was so intense I told no-one, including my husband of over 40 years about my past until I was in my mid 60’s. This first memoir, “No Tears for my Father” was written with the full encouragement and support of […]

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