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  • Writing Your Story Will Change You Writing Your Story Will Change You - Do you have a family story that won’t leave you alone? Have you spent time not being sure you should or can write it? That’s how I felt as I approached trying to write both memoirs—Don’t Call Me Mother and Song of the Plains. I tried to push aside completing my first book because it […]
  • FREE Memoir Webinar: Truth in Memoir: A Journey of Healing and Transformation - May 19, 2017 Free Day Long event: 10 AM/1PM to 2 PM/5 PM We’re very excited here at NAMW to offer a day long discussion about truth in memoir–one of the hottest topics memoirists discuss online, in forums, and in running Facebook posts! As memoirists, we have to struggle with “the truth.” When we write […]
  • Spring Membership Sale - A memoir tells the story that otherwise would be lost.  If you are writing a memoir, you probably are aware of the various layers of excitement/worry/curiosity/ and passion that goes with such a project. It takes craft and creativity, persistence and motivation to write a story about your life. It means you are vulnerable and […]

MAGIC OF MEMOIR 2017 INTENSIVE (Sept 22-24 in Marin, CA)

Join us for the MAGIC OF MEMOIR 2017 INTENSIVE this fall in Corte Madera, California.

Magic of Memoir 2017 is a 3-day intensive craft and writing program open to 30 serious memoir students. There is an application to get in (click here for more details) and has been designed to help memoirists deepen their craft and skills.

Taught by Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner, who collectively bring more than 30 years of experience to the craft of memoir, this intensive promises to be a deep and inspiring weekend full of craft, writing, and celebrating this multi-layered genre with other like-minded students.

Learn more here.

The Next NAMW Member Teleseminar

  • Five ways that Writing a Memoir Helps you Find Your Authentic Self and Voice - Jerry Waxler June Member webinar June 23, 2017 11 AM PDT  12 PM MDT   1 PM CDT  2 PM EDT When you first think about writing the story of your life, you may remember major challenges or disruptions. Over time, you begin looking at yourself as the hero/heroine on a quest to find something. What […]
  • 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 Month's Featured Member

  • Featured NAMW Member – Marian Beaman - Book Synposis  Plain Mennonite girl ping pongs between two houses on Anchor Road in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: her own crooked house with a religious but abusive father and her Grandma’s Victorian house where she can roam the woods and sit on Grandma’s lap listening to stories from fancier friends. Two other strong women are part […]

Our Next NAMW Roundtable

  • June Roundtable Webinar- FREE to All- June 15, 2017 - Rifka Kreiter EVOLUTION OF A MEMOIR–EVERYTHING IN ITS OWN TIME 4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT June 15, 2017 We are so pleased that Rifka Kreiter will be joining us. Her book Home Free will take us back to the era of the sixties, and the adventures that were […]