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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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About NAMWNational Association of Memoir Writers

Writing a memoir helps you find your voice, tell your story, and reach out to others. You start thinking about your memories, moments that make you feel young again, wondering: what is the legacy I'm leaving behind? What do I have to say that is unique to me? I want to offer the wisdom I've gleaned from my own life to help someone else.

You begin to think about writing a memoir!

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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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  • 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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The Next Free Roundtable

  • Closeup half face portrait of girl A Noisy Guide to Podcasting – Public Roundtable
    Guest: Catharine Bramkamp Topic: A Noisy Guide to Podcasting Date: April 9, 2015 4 PST Time:  4 PM PST, 5 PM MST, 6 PM CST, 7 PM EST Listen to the recording: http://lindajoy.audioacrobat.com/download/Catharine_Bramkamp_April_2015_RT.mp3 Download Do  you have a great idea?  Do want to vary your reach?  Do you love to talk?  Do you really love to talk? […]
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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

  • Hollye new headshot Your Truth, My Truth—Whose Truth Is It in Your Memoir?
    NAMW Member Teleseminar with Hollye Dexter April 24, 2015 11 AM PDT 12 PM MDT 1 PM CDT 2 PM EDT Our story is the only thing of true value that we own, the one thing that can’t be taken from us. And yet, so many of us struggle with whether or not we have […]

This Month's Featured Member

  • 1227526a279b1f977bc5d0a9fa0f4a81_400x400 Featured NAMW Member – Dr. Pam Young
    We’re pleased to feature Dr. Pam Young this month! Dr. Pam Young taught inner city kids in Texas for five years, periodically re-visiting The University of Texas in Austin to learn more about how to work with the delicious diversity of culture and learning styles she encountered in San Antonio’s inner city classrooms. She got her […]

Latest Articles

  • Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers What Can You Learn from Mary Karr?
    Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers talk about The Liars’ Club   Brooke Warner and I are offering the next installment of our New York Times best-selling memoir series starting next week, April 7, for four consecutive weeks. This time we are teaching The Liars’ Club, by Mary Karr, and we will focus, as we always […]
  • Mary Karr free What Made Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club a New York Times Bestseller–Free Webinar
      Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club is one of the classic memoirs that started the Memoir Revolution. This book is so engrossing that anyone who’s read it has the same reaction: I LOVED THAT BOOK! As a reader, you identify with her raucous, dangerous family. Karr’s honest exploration of sex, guns, and alcohol pushes the […]
  • linda-joy-myers Legal and Ethical Issues in Memoir Writing – Interview with Literary Attorney Robert Pimm
    National Association of Memoir Writers Interview: Robert Pimm, Literary Attorney with Linda Joy Myers, President of NAMW   ____________________________________________________________________________   Linda Joy Myers: This is Linda Joy Myers and I’d like to welcome everyone to our biannual National Association of Memoir Writers telesummit. A telesummit is a collection of people talking on an online conference, […]
  • art-writing Louise DeSalvo the Art of Slow Writing a Powerful Way to Heal and Reveal
    It’s always exciting to talk with an author you’ve admired for many years. This week Louise DeSalvo, author of five memoirs, a scholarly book about Virginia Woolf, Writing as Way of Healing and several other books that explore the lives and works of literary giants like Henry Miller and D. H. Lawrence, is my guest […]