Dorit Sasson What I Learned about the Courage to Write and Publish my Memoir Accidental Soldier January 12, 2017 4 PM PST 5 PM MST 6 PM CST 7 PM EST What kind of crazy person would trade college life for serving in the Israel Defense Forces at the tender age of...
Jill Kandel The Power of Words: 20 Years of Writing December 8, 2016 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT I have been a writer for twenty years and am so excited to talk about some of the many things I have learned. I will be talking about four main areas: My...
Barbara Donsky November Roundtable November 18, 2016 11 AM PDT 12 PM MDT 1 PM CDT 2 PM EDT We are pleased this month to explore the issue of memory itself, with some inspiration by Marcel Proust and our guest, Barbara Donsky, author of Veronica’s Grave....
What I Learned from Screenwriters about Structuring a Memoir Betty Hafner October 6, 2016 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT You may have heard the question, “What’s the better training for writers—an MFA or New York?” Well, neither for me. When I started...
Why NaNoWriMo is Important for Memoirists Presentation by Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month September 15, 2016 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, November 1-30,...
Meaningful Misery: Why Writing a Memoir is a Worthwhile Struggle Dr. Virginia Simpson August 4, 2016 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT I’m pleased to have a conversation with Dr. Virginia Simpson, author of The Space Between- A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love...
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.