Public Memoir Roundtables

Telephone Based Writing Roundtable with Mary DeMuth, open to the public on **December 2, 2010**

Knowing When You Are Ready to Write & Tips to Help You Stay Motivated to Move Forward

Ever wondered about the nuts and bolts of memoir writing?  Or if it is really a good time for you to begin or continue your writing journey?  Are you in too much pain to be an effective writer?

During this Telephone Based Round Table, Mary DeMuth and Linda Joy Myers will discuss and be available to answer your questions regarding anything from knowing when the ‘right time,’ is to write or questions about the craft itself.  Having trouble staying motivated?  Get practical advice on this call!

Date: Thursday December 2, 2010
Time: 4 PM PDT |5 PM MDT | 6 PM CDT | 7 PM EDT

Cost: FREE FOR EVERYONE (NAMW Members–The dial in details can be found below–if you can’t see them, simply login to the member area to view this post. If you are not an NAMW member, simply sign up for this free call by using the form near the bottom of this page).

[private_NAMW]Telephone Conference call-in number: (805) 360-1000
Telephone Conference call-in code: 540012#[/private_NAMW]

Not Available for the Live Call? Post your questions in the comments section of this page OR email them to info@NAMW.org.

NAMW members will be able to access a link to download the audio mp3 of this call following the event.

Not a member? Sign up below and you will receive an email with a link to stream the audio from this call, shortly following the event.

Our third FREE Memoir Round Table Tele-conversation will be held THURSDAY December 2nd at 4:00 PM PDT|7:00 PM EDT via telephone. Everyone is invited to attend these new FREE monthly Teleconversations. This month, NAMW President, Linda Joy Myers will be joined on the line with Mary DeMuth as they discuss and accept your questions regarding the theme of Knowing When You Are Ready to Write & Tips to Help You Stay Motivated to Move Forward.

The format for this call differs from our Monthly Member-only Teleseminars in that it is an informal discussion Roundtable that you can be part of to exchange ideas with not only the expert but other NAMW members. Besides offering you a direct connection with experts–a benefit that will help you to develop your ideas and hone your skills as you write, edit, revise, and publish your memoir–you will have the opportunity to develop relationships within the NAMW memoir writing community.

Please join us for these special events that are open to the public. No RSVP is necessary for NAMW members. Simply login to see the dial-in information listed above. If you are not an NAMW member, simply sign up below! We look forward to meeting you there!

If you are not an NAMW member, sign up below to receive the call-in details via email AND receive a link to an audio recording of the call shortly following the call!


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Telephone Based Public Writing Round Table Conversation with Sara Morgan, C. Hope Clark & Linda Joy Myers on Thursday **November 11, 2010**

No Limits:  Realistic Tips to Help You Turn Your Writing Into More Than Just a Hobby

Making the leap to follow your dream can be a scary thing, whether your dream is writing full time or just writing on a part time basis to fulfill a short term or lifelong goal.

During this Telephone Based Round Table,  Sara Morgan, ex-corporate executive turned entrepreneur and published memoirist & C. Hope Clark, Founder of Funds for Writers will join NAMW President, Linda Joy Myers to discuss and be available to answer your questions regarding anything from practical ways to make your writing more of a priority to actually making the leap and making writing your full time job.  Gain practical and realistic advice from individuals who have really “been there.”

Date: Thursday November 11, 2010
Time: 4 PM PDT |5 PM MDT | 6 PM CDT | 7 PM EDT

Cost: FREE FOR EVERYONE (NAMW Members–The dial in details can be found below–if you can’t see them, simply login to the member area to view this post. If you are not an NAMW member, simply sign up for this free call by using the form near the bottom of this page).

[private_NAMW]Telephone Conference call-in number: (805) 360-1000
Telephone Conference call-in code: 611200#[/private_NAMW]

Not Available for the Live Call? Post your questions in the comments section of this page OR email them to info@NAMW.org.

NAMW members will be able to access a link to download the audio mp3 of this call following the event.

Not a member? Sign up below and you will receive an email with a link to stream the audio from this call, shortly following the event.

Our third FREE Memoir Round Table Tele-conversation will be held THURSDAY November 11th at 4:00 PM PDT|7:00 PM EDT via telephone. Everyone is invited to attend these new FREE monthly Teleconversations. This month, NAMW President, Linda Joy Myers will be joined on the line with Sara Morgan & C. Hope Clark. Linda Joy, Hope & Sara will discuss and accept your questions regarding the theme of No Limits:  Realistic Tips to Help You Turn Your Writing Into More Than Just a Hobby. The format for this call differs from our Monthly Member-only Teleseminars in that it is an informal discussion Roundtable that you can be part of to exchange ideas with not only the expert but other NAMW members. Besides offering you a direct connection with experts–a benefit that will help you to develop your ideas and hone your skills as you write, edit, revise, and publish your memoir–you will have the opportunity to develop relationships within the NAMW memoir writing community.

Please join us for these special events that are open to the public. No RSVP is necessary for NAMW members. Simply login to see the dial-in information listed above. If you are not an NAMW member, simply sign up below! We look forward to meeting you there!

If you are not an NAMW member, sign up below to receive the call-in details via email AND receive a link to an audio recording of the call shortly following the call!


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Telephone Based Round Table Conversation, Open to the Public, Thursday **October 7, 2010**

How Deadlines & Blogs Can Help You Write Your Memoir

There are two reasons most writers don’t finish their books:

  1. They don’t start.
  2. They don’t finish.

During this Telephone Base Round Table, Nina Amir & Linda Joy Myers, will discuss and be available to answer your questions regarding ways to get past these two hurdles. Nina is the founder of Write Nonfiction in November, a challenge to start and finish a work of nonfiction in 30 days that is accompanied by a blog filled with expert writing and publishing advice.  So join Linda Joy and Nina on this call and experience a productive October AND November!

Date: Thursday October 7, 2010
Time: 4 PM PDT |5 PM MDT | 6 PM CDT | 7 PM EDT

Cost: FREE FOR EVERYONE (NAMW Members–The dial in details can be found beneath the box below–if you can’t see them and are a member, simply login to the member area to view this post. If you are not an NAMW member, simply sign up for this free call by using the form below and we’ll send you the details via email).

Sorry, this event has occurred in the past and is no longer available for registration.  Please consider becoming an NAMW member to access an audio recording of this call or sign up in advance for our next Writing Roundtable

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[private_NAMW]Telephone Conference call-in number: (805) 360-1000
Telephone Conference call-in code: 623262#[/private_NAMW]

Not Available for the Live Call? Post your questions in the comments section of this page OR email them to info@NAMW.org.

NAMW members will be able to access a link to download the audio mp3 of this call following the event. [October 8, 2010–NAMW Members, the audio file is NOW AVAILABLE for download from the Member Dashboard/Audio Links Icon!]

Not a member? Sign up below using either form on the page and you will receive an email with a link to stream the audio from this call, about 7 days following the event. Sorry, this event has occurred in the past and is no longer available for registration.  Please consider becoming an NAMW member to access an audio recording of this call or sign up in advance for our next Writing Roundtable

Our second FREE Memoir Round Table Tele-conversation will be held this THURSDAY, on October 7th at 4:00 PM PDT|7:00 PM EDT via telephone. Everyone is invited to attend these new FREE monthly Teleconversations. This month, NAMW President, Linda Joy Myers will be joined on the line with Nina Amir. Linda and Nina will discuss and accept your questions regarding the theme of How Deadlines & Blogs Can Help You Write Your Memoir. The format for this call differs from our Monthly Member-only Teleseminars in that it is an informal discussion Roundtable that you can be part of to exchange ideas with not only the expert but other NAMW members. Besides offering you a direct connection with experts–a benefit that will help you to develop your ideas and hone your skills as you write, edit, revise, and publish your memoir–you will have the opportunity to develop relationships within the NAMW memoir writing community.

About Nina:
Nina Amir is, a journalist, blogger, on-line columnist, book editor, and writing and publishing coach, is the author of How to Blog a Book, a blog about blogging a book. By publishing posts to this blog for five months she completed the draft of her forthcoming book, How to Blog a Book, A Step-by-Step Guide for Writing & Publishing Your Manuscript on the Internet, which DanPoynter (The Self-Publishing Manual) says “provides the plan for producing both the blog and a book that agents, publishers and readers will notice.” Subscribe to Nina’s newsletter at http://www.copywrightcommunications.com and receive 10 tips on how to blog your book FAST!

New Free Public Roundtable Discussions about Memoir Writing

New at NAMW! Free roundtable discussions with experts in the field of memoir writing. The line is left open to all guests so they can ask questions about their own work with the guest speakers. Everyone who signs up for the roundtable receives an audio download of the conversation.
The Roundtable Discussions began in August, 2010. For the first session, Denis LeDoux from Turning Memories into Memoirs, talked with Sheila Bender and Linda Joy Myers about the creative process of writing a memoir. The idea that we are “meaning makers” inspired the audience to discuss meaning and theme in their memoirs, and to find value in the subconscious cues that we receive when we are open to them.

In September, Jane Friedman, a contributing editor at Writers Digest, led a discussion on Red Flags on Your First Page. Jane discussed the importance of beginning your memoir with a scene that invites the reader into your world, and emphasized that memoir writing is a long process of discovering your story and learning how to present it so the reader is drawn into your world. It’s imperative to use sensual details to help the reader feel and know that world.
Each month there will be a new guest with information on how to make your writing life meaningful and successful. On October 7, Nina Amir will talk with Linda Joy and callers on the line about Writing Nonfiction in November.

Please note the time and date for these calls on the home page of NAMW.

Public Memoir Writing Roundtable with Jane Friedman & Linda Joy Myers **September 2, 2010**

Jane Friedman-The Most Progressive Media Professional You'll MeetEvaluating Your First Page for Red Flags

Date:     Thursday September 2, 2010

Time: 4 PM PDT |5 PM MDT | 6 PM CDT |  7 PM EDT

Cost: FREE FOR EVERYONE (NAMW Members–The dial in details can be found below–if you can’t see them, simply login to the member area to view this post.  If you are not an NAMW member, simply sign up for this free call by using the form near the bottom of this page).

[private_NAMW]Telephone Conference call-in number: (323) 417-0075
Telephone Conference call-in code: 123631#[/private_NAMW]

Not Available for the Live Call? Post your questions in the comments section of this page OR email them to info@NAMW.org.

NAMW members will be able to access a link to download the audio mp3 of this call following the event.

Not a member? Sign up below and you will receive an email with a link to download the call, shortly following the event.

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Our first FREE Memoir Roundtable Teleconversation will be held this THURSDAY, on September 2nd at 4:00 PM PDT|7:00 PM EDT via telephone. Everyone is invited to attend these new FREE monthly Teleconversations. This month, NAMW President, Linda Joy Myers will be joined on the line with Jane Friedman, Contributing Editor at Writer’s Digest. Linda and Jane will discuss and accept your questions regarding the theme of Evaluating Your First Page for Red Flags. The format for this call differs from our Monthly Member-only Teleseminars in that it is an informal discussion Roundtable that you can be part of to exchange ideas with not only the expert but other NAMW members. Besides offering you a direct connection with experts–a benefit that will help you to develop your ideas and hone your skills as you write, edit, revise, and publish your memoir–you will have the opportunity to develop relationships within the NAMW memoir writing community.

Please join us for these special events that are open to the public. No RSVP is necessary for NAMW members.  Simply use the dial-in information above.  If you are not an NAMW member, simply sign up below!  We look forward to meeting you there!

If you are not an NAMW member, sign up below to receive the call-in details via email AND receive a link to an audio recording of the call shortly following the call!


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James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D. professor of psychology, The University of Texas at Austin and author, Opening Up and Writing To Heal

...the NAMW memoir classes with Linda Joy Myers are wonderful

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