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Become a NAMW Member

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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Our current list of upcoming NAMW events.

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Memoir Writer Resources

Recommended by Linda Joy Myers, NAMW founder

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

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THE MAGIC OF MEMOIR—A Weekend of Craft, Process, and Publishing: Oct 17 & 18 in Berkeley, CA

Creative balloon penMemoirists, join Linda Joy and Brooke for their first-ever in-person event—MAGIC OF MEMOIR 2015—this October 17 & 18 in Berkeley, California. We are jazzed about this 2-day event in celebration of memoir, in which we'll be covering craft, process, and publishing. In addition to diving deep into craft points every memoirist must master, we will also be doing guided writing exercises and be hosting two panels, with some exciting guest participants. Check out the details and we'll see you in Berkeley in October!    
  • 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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Free Roundtable

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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

  • Richard  Campbell Life Vignettes – A New Way to Write Your Memoir
    Date: July 24, 2015 11 AM PDT 12 PM MDT 1 PM CDT 2 PM EDT For our July Member Teleseminar, we are pleased to welcome Richard Campbell, author of a new book about writing life stories using themes to guide you. Imagine a new way to write your memoir. Think of it as your […]

This Month's Featured Member

  • MarileaRabasa Featured NAMW Member – Marilea Rabasa
    We’re pleased to feature Marilea Rabasa this month! Marilea grew up in New England in a small Massachusetts town. How she got from there to the desert Southwest is an interesting tale. For a number of years she was an ESL teacher in northern Virginia. Before that, she lived overseas in the Foreign Service. Just as she provided “springboards” […]

Latest Articles

  • 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 […]
  • BUCKETS Is Memoir on Your Bucket List? Free Memoir Webinar
      FREE Memoir Webinar June 1 at 4pm PT | 6pm CT | 7pm ET Is Memoir on Your Bucket List? Have you been thinking of writing a memoir, but aren’t sure if you should, how your family will react, or where to start? These are typical places where people hesitate about writing their story. […]
  • flying books for TS The Many Forms of Your Memoir—Which is Best For You?
      We welcome this blog post by Denis LeDoux, one of our NAMW Telesummit presenters May 15th! At his presentation, he will expand on these ideas, and you can ask questions about how you might want to present your memoir. Your memoir can take many forms. What most people think of when they think of […]
  • The Fire Season Truth in the Center of the Fire–April Member Teleseminar with Hollye Dexter
    The first sentence of Hollye Dexter’s new memoir, The Fire Season set up a page turning tension that makes the reader storm through every page and paragraph. “You’d think there would have been more leading up to it, this moment when everything changes forever, but November 18, 1994 is just an average night.” We follow […]