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  • The Wood Shed - Author: Marcia Butler I sit on my sofa, computer nestled on my lap. I check out social media and two email accounts. Nothing earthshattering. A pigeon perches by my window for a few seconds, then flutters off, its body too big for the shallow sill. Cumulus clouds have appeared in the distance and I wonder if […]
  • Writing Another Person - Author: Denis Ledoux Writing another person’s memoir can be called writing biography rather than memoir. You are, after all, not the subject. But, are there occasions when a biography can justly be called a memoir? In my penultimate book, A Sugary Frosting / Life in a 1960s Parsonage, I used life stories that my late […]
  • Fourth of July Sale 2017 - Over the next few days, we celebrate our independence. At this time of year, we celebrate being part of a country that created a new identity with new ideas: freedom of speech, the belief in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When we write a memoir, we’re engaged in bringing our memories to life! […]

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.

Our Next NAMW Roundtable

  • September Roundtable Event – FREE to All – September 7, 2017 - The Story You Need to Tell – We all have one! Sandra Marinella September 7, 2017 4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT True stories are the heart of The Story You Need to Tell—How Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss Can Transform Your Life.  When I faced […]

The Next NAMW Member Teleseminar

  • The Craft of Memoir – Write Like a Novelist - NAMW August Member Teleseminar–Marcia Butler August 18, 2017 11 AM PDT   12 PM MDT  1 PM CDT  2 PM EDT One of the greatest compliments I received when my memoir was published was hearing from reviewers and readers alike that my book “read like a novel.”  Most memoirs have a gripping tale to tell, which […]
  • 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 […]