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  • MagicofMemoir_Logo_Small-768x1023 Magic of Memoir Anthology–Call for Submissions - SUBMIT TO OUR NEW ANTHOLOGY, MAGIC OF MEMOIR (NOVEMBER 2016 PUBLICATION DATE) Editors: Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner HOW TO SUBMIT $20 submission fee: Go to AUTHORS.ME to enter your information and transaction receipt. Upload your submission. Wait for us to get in touch with you (decisions will be made by August 1). ABOUT […]
  • 19165858_s Inside Out or Outside In? The Challenge of Memoir Writing - A memoir is a subjective story, written from the point of view of you, the narrator and main character of the story, the protagonist. This means that you are translating your experiences—the moments in your life that are significant and make up the spine of your story. This translating is part of the challenging work […]
  • Words and Wisdom of Silence—How to Claim Your Truths in Memoir Words and Wisdom of Silence—How to Claim Your Truths in Memoir - Jeannette Winterson, author of the novel Oranges Aren’t the Only Fruit, and a memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal talks about the merging of “truth” and fiction early in her memoir: “To avoid the narrow mesh of Mrs. Winterson’s story, I had to be able to tell my own. Part fact part […]

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  • Lene Fogelberg February Roundtable Discussion - Writing in Two Languages—Translating Your Story into a Memoir Lene Fogelberg Thursday February 4, 2016 4 pm PST   5 pm MST   6 pm CST   7 pm EST We all struggle with how to get our story told; essentially we translate our experiences into words. Join us as Lene Fogelberg talks about the process of writing […]
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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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    We offer a wide variety of workshops and classes. We offer a free public roundtable discussion and member-only monthly teleseminars.

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    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

  • 1evanscws February Member Teleseminar - Expressive Writing and the Healing Memoir John Evans February 19, 2016 11 am PST 2 pm MST 1 pm CST 2 pm EST We are so pleased to have as our guest John Evans, author of several books on expressive writing and writing for healing. The most recent book is Expressive Writing: Words that Heal. […]

This Month's Featured Member

  • Paula_Wagner Featured NAMW Member – Paula Wagner - Chameleon Season, (my coming of age memoir in progress) focuses on a five-year period in Israel and France where I lived as a young woman in the turbulent sixties. Although I left home at barely eighteen, through many childhood moves, I had learned to adapt, like a chameleon wherever I landed. A year in a […]

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