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Welcome to the new NAMW!

Welcome to the new NAMW site!



Founded in 2008 by Linda Joy Myers, the National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) is an organization focused on the needs of memoir writers from all over the world.

About NAMW

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Your Story Matters. Be Brave. Persist.

Write Your Memoir in Six Months offers the support, encouragement, and accountability you’re looking for to write the book that’s in your heart. Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers are experienced memoir teachers and passionate believers in the magic of memoir. It’s magical to tell your story—to bring to life something that’s lived inside you. It’s so gratifying to offer your personal truth to others.

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Coaching Through NAMW, you can connect directly with our founder, Linda Joy Myers.  Linda Joy has been coaching and encouraging memoir writers for years, and enjoys helping members see their stories through to fruition and publication.  Her goal is to help you mine the creative process, and find that place where you drop into your true creative self and make a difference in the world. To stay focused and make real progress, you need three things:

1) Support in deciding what your story is about—themes & topics.
2) Feedback to develop your skills—story structure, scenes, dialogue, character development, tone, and voice.
3) Help with navigating writing & editing to publishing and marketing.

Book a Memoir Expert Do you need a dynamic, memoir writing expert to engage an audience at your next event? Linda Joy Myers is available to speak at your next conference or event. The audience will learn how writing can deepen self-awareness and help them develop a new perspective on their past so they can move gracefully into their future. Audience members will take with them a feeling of empowerment, knowing they are in control of their own destiny. Linda Joy’s inspirational message of finding courage, learning forgiveness, and focused self-listening can change their lives.

Our next monthly roundtable: Alexis Marie Chute discusses “Tackling the Taboo in Memoir: Why It’s Worth the Effort”
Dec 7, 2017 – 4 PM pt – 7 PM et

We believe in the Power of Memoir Writing! Find your voice and tell your story. Learn about the benefits NAMW has to offer.

Join us for our November member seminar feat. Nina Amir discussing “How to Prepare to Write a Great First Draft in 30 Days” Nov 17, 2017. 11 am pt / 2 pm et

Read about Marian Beaman. Her story is of a plain Mennonite girl who ping pongs between two houses on Anchor Road in Lancaster County, PA.

Upcoming Event


Digging Deep into the Heart of Your Story November 3, 2017 From 10 AM PST- 3 PM PST 1 PM-6PM EST Join us for this 5 hour teleseminar series with Linda Joy Myers, president of the National Association of Memoir Writers  and guest experts in writing and publishing memoir. Get out your shovel and spades! In this online conference with experts in writing and publishing, you’re going to learn what’s necessary to make your memoir go from a collection of hazy memories to a gripping story that makes your reader stay up late at night. And, of course, the more you know about the publishing and marketing of your book, the more readers you will have! Register online today. Start here.

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