articlesAs writers, we need to keep reading, learning, and writing to develop our craft. There’s so much to learn as we write and develop our stories–finding memories, taking care of ourselves, telling the truth, writing to heal, discovering our structure, and so much more. After writing, we need to learn about editing, marketing, publicity, and publishing.

On this page we’ll be listing articles, resources, and inspiration to help you get your book into the world.

Interviews:


Psychology Today Interview with Mark Matousek and Linda Joy Myers

The Master Memoirist and Therapist on Weaving the Dark and the Light — interviewed by Mark Matousek.

Click here to listen to podcast interview with Linda Joy and Mark Matousek.


Articles:

  • 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! […]
  • 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 […]
  • April flowers Exposure in Writing, My New Memoir, and Finding Freedom from the Past - In April, the colors are yellow, and green and blue skies, a season of life surging upward toward the sun. When we writers feel this upward movement of energy, we need to catch the wave. After all, there are plenty of times when despite positive energy and sun and the potential for creativity, we can […]
  • What Made Love Warrior a Best-selling Memoir? - An Examination of a Memoir That Bares the Soul (And Spares No One) 4-WEEK CLASS Class dates (Mondays): April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 4pm PT | 5pm MT | 6pm CT | 7pm ET Classes are one hour long and we record all sessions so that you can watch the recordings if […]
  • Current Events - What Made Love Warrior a Best-selling Memoir? An Examination of a Memoir That Bares the Soul (And Spares No One) 4-WEEK CLASS Class dates (Mondays): April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 4pm PT | 5pm MT | 6pm CT | 7pm ET Classes are one hour long and we record all sessions so […]
  • The Creative Process The Creative Process - How do we create something out of nothing? Or perhaps a better question is—how do we create, period? Where does the creative impulse come from, and how can we find it? How do we know when we have “it”? These circular questions arise with writers and all creative artists, and there is no answer that […]