You have a story that means a lot to you–and you have started it, stopped it, or are still wrestling with getting it written. The National Association of Memoir Writers wants to help you put those memories on paper and get your book out into the world. Memoir...
Alexis Marie Chute Tackling the Taboo in Memoir: Why it’s worth the effort December 7, 2017 4 PM PST 5 PM MST 6 PM CST 7 PM EST Alexis Marie Chute is the author of the multi-award-winning debut memoir called Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief Healing and...
Words are my passion. It began as a young child when I lived in foster homes and a Children’s Home during the Great Depression in the 1930s and continued through the 1940s. I learned to write and tell stories to anyone who would listen as a way to connect with the...
NAMW October Member Teleseminar Nina Amir November 17, 2017 11 AM PST | 12 PM MST | 1 PM CST | 2 PM EST Many of you may know that November is National LifeWriting Month, and the month of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge to write a novel, a...
Leslie Lawrence An Improvisatory Approach to a Memoir about an Improvised Life November 9, 2017 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT I’m pleased that we have as our guest Leslie Lawrence, author of The Death of Fred Astaire—and other essays from a life ...
Myers makes a compelling case for the power of words as a form of healing and growth.
James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D.professor of psychology, The University of Texas at Austin and author, Opening Up and Writing To HealSeptember 9, 2014
...the NAMW memoir classes with Linda Joy Myers are wonderful
Kathy PoolerSeptember 9, 2014
I loved Linda Joy's two-hour workshop on memoir writing! She gave us such terrific information--all of which was helpful no matter what stage of memoir writing we were in. She has such an embracing style--this was not like most teleseminars I have taken, in that Linda Joy encouraged participation of the audience (she did not mute us), and no matter what participants said or asked, she always made everyone feel like their contribution or question was valued.
Debra SandersSeptember 9, 2014
This tele-seminar is such an inspiration and so valuable to me expanding ways of thinking and creating…. makes me SPARKLE like Veuve Clicquot! Sharon, Thank you so much.
Rosalyn KaplusSeptember 9, 2014
A powerful and unique writing guide—one that will lead any writer straight to the heart of their richest material, help them heal, and then teach them how to shape it into literature. Destined to become a classic!
Jordan E. Rosenfeldcontributing editor, Writer’s Digest magazine and author, Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a TimeSeptember 9, 2014
With a gentle spirit and a clear voice, Linda Joy Myers creates a safe place for writers. With her 8 Step Program, Myers guides writers through the dark places of the heart, to ultimately arrive at a place of power and grace.
Sue William Silvermanauthor, Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir and Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember YouSeptember 9, 2014
One of the best things that has happened to me in my short two year adventure as a writer and author, is the NAMW and you. I can't thank you enough for your inspirational efforts to make sure that all your members get much more than 100 per cent value from belonging to the group.
Gene PepperSeptember 9, 2014
About Linda’s online writing workshop: I like the concept of ‘turning points’ instead of stories. It gives a more dynamic sense of flow to the stories and helps me to know which ones to select
RuthSeptember 9, 2014
When I first found NAMW (through Kathleen Adams and the Center for Journal Therapy) I was ecstatic. I knew that I was not alone in the drive to write down what happened to me and those around me, as well as the very real effects of lives lived – effects that reach from the distant past well as far, far into the future. Connecting with others who are putting themselves through the annealing fire of The Journey provides comfort like no other. The value is further enhanced by Linda Joy Myers. Her insightful “hand” leads, directs, and sets the tone for the society.