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...
The Rewards of Private Publication Sharon Lippincott and Carol Broz Thursday July 7 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT What do you do when your story seems too personal or controversial to share with the world at large, but you want your family to have the option...
Inventing the Memoir: Truth Can Be Stronger Than Fiction Amye Archer June 9 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT When I first started writing my memoir, I was nervous that it wasn’t interesting enough. After all, I was only 33. What life experience could I possibly...
Jerry Waxler My Twelve Year Odyssey to Turn life into Memoir Thursday April 7, 2016 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT Our guest this month is Jerry Waxler, my colleague and friend since I began the National Association of Memoir Writers. Jerry is also on...
Writing In the Voice of My Mother Jo Ivester Thursday March 3, 2016 4 pm PST 5 pm MST 6 pm CST 7 pm EST We are so pleased to welcome Jo Ivester, the author of The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South to our Roundtable podcast. Read her summary...
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.