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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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Speaking

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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New Product

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

  • Mary R. Thompson Writing a Hybrid Book—Tips on Combining Self Help and Memoir - Member Teleseminar September 25,2015 11 AM PDT  12 PM MDT  1 PM CDT  2 PM EDT Many memoir writers are interesting in teaching something they know well–a skill, a philosophy of life, tools for recovery–and want to combine their own story with how-to tips and education for the reader.  In the publishing industry now, there […]

This Month's Featured Member

  • SDC10001 Featured NAMW Member – Evelyn LaTorre - We’re pleased to feature Evelyn LaTorre this month! Evelyn’s passions are traveling and writing about her travels. She expects to complete her memior, Impulsive Adventurer, this year. Early life in rural Montana, a move to California at sixteen, and two years in the Peace Corps in Peru provide a colorful background for a fascinating first […]

Latest Articles

  • The 3 Most Common Questions about Writing a Memoir - The three most common problems in writing a memoir: 1. How do I start? 2. What do I include? 3. Where does it all go? By starting with significant turning points you will soon find yourself thinking about important scenes that address your theme(s). Creating a structure that works helps you to figure out how […]
  • Technicolor-1 Your Memoir as a Movie -   Do you love movies? To me, there’s nothing so satisfying as sitting down to immerse myself in a new story. The first few moments need to capture my attention so I can’t look away. I make sure my tea is nearby, and that my kitties are ready to settle down on my lap. Once […]
  • little-man-300x300 Everything You Need to Know about Publishing Your Memoir, Start to Finish - All-day Webinar July 30, 2015 Want an online experience to fuel writing your memoir? Join our powerful webinar Everything You Need to Know about Publishing Your Memoir, Start to Finish, a special one-day event with an amazing roster of presenters who will share their memoir-specific knowledge and advice. JOIN US all day for six hours […]
  • 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 […]