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My Memoir Organizer

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$25.00 (includes book rate shipping)

Keeping your stories organized with topics and categories helps you keep track of what you have written, and invites you to keep notes on stories you want to write in the future. Each section gives you some writing prompts to get you started.This 8×10, three-hole organizer has eight tabs, labeled with the subjects listed below.

1.     Roots and Legacies: my family
2.     Childhood Memories
3.     Land that I love; Houses
4.     The seasons of my life
5.     Births and deaths
6.     Love, Marriage, and Children
7.     Secrets and Hidden Truths
8.     Spirituality and Creativity

You can even add clear plastic sleeves for photos that you would like to save with your stories, and collect writing prompts to
put into any of the categories for future reference.

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please contact us BEFORE PURCHASING at customersupport@namw.org and will help determine the best option for you.

Books

The Power of Memoir

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The Power of Memoir by Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D. is a groundbreaking book that presents an innovative step-by-step program using memoir writing on the journey of emotional and physical healing. By drawing upon the eight steps outlined in The Power of Memoir, you’ll learn how to choose the significant milestones in your life and weave together your personal story. You’ll discover how writing your truths and shaping your narrative propel you toward a life-changing transformation. The Power of Memoir offers the tools you need to heal the pain of the past and create a better present and brighter future.

The Power of Memoir is a groundbreaking book that presents an innovative step-by-step program using memoir writing on the journey of emotional and physical healing. By drawing on the eight steps outlined in The Power of Memoir, you’ll learn how to choose the significant milestones in your life and weave together your personal story. You’ll discover how writing your truths and shaping your narrative propel you toward a life-changing transformation. The Power of Memoir offers the tools you need to heal the pain of the past and create a better present and a brighter future.

Praise for The Power of Memoir:

With a gentle spirit and a clear voice, Linda Joy Myers creates a safe place for writers. With her eight-step program, Myers guides writers through the dark places of the heart, to ultimately arrive at a place of power and grace.”—Sue William Silverman, author, Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir and Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You
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, University of Texas at Austin, and author, Opening Up and Writing To Heal
“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. Rosenfeld, contributing editor, Writer’s Digest magazine, and author, Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time
“This material is found nowhere else.”—Sharon Lippincott, M.A., author, The Heart and Craft of Story Writing

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Don’t Call Me Mother: A Daughter’s Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness
Linda Joy Myers

Winner of the  Gold Medal Award by the Bay Area Independent Publishing Association, Indiefab finalist in ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, Finalist Indie Excellence Awards, Honorable Mention New York Indie Books Awards.

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“I wanted to tell the secret stories that my great-grandmother Blanche whispered to me on summer nights in a featherbed in Iowa. I was eight and she was eighty . . . ”

At the age of four, a little girl stands on a cold, windy railroad platform in Wichita, Kansas, to watch the train take her mother away. For the rest of her life, her mother will be an occasional and troubled visitor who denies her as a daughter.
Linda Joy Myers’s compassionate, gripping, and soul-searching memoir tells the story of three generations of daughters who long for their absent mothers, all the while unwittingly recreating a pattern that she’s determined to break. Accompany Linda as she uncovers family secrets, finds solace in music, and begins her healing journey. Learn how she transcends the prisons of childhood to seek forgiveness for her family and herself. This new edition includes an afterword that wraps up the saga as Myers confronts her family legacy and comes full circle with her daughter and grandchildren, seeding a new path for them.
“Myers takes you to her most sustaining love—the prairie land of the Midwest—and concludes her story as a return to that place where forgiveness becomes “a feather on my heart, as natural as the plains wind.”
—Shirley Showalter, former president of Goshen College, author of the blog I Have a Story

Don’t Call Me Mother takes us deep inside the mind of a young girl who has been spurned by that most important person in her life: her own mother. Without a guide to help her develop into a woman, Myers is forced into a vulnerable, innovative search for dignity and survival that is at the heart of every hero’s tale.”
—Jerry Waxler, M.S., founder of the Memory Writers Network, author of Four Elements for Writers and Learn to Write your Memoir

“Myers is courageous and persevering in this story about the primal pain of mother abandonment.”
—Tristine Rainer, author of Your Life as Story: Discovering the New Autobiography and director of the Center for Autobiographic Studies

 

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5 Secrets to Writing a Publishable Memoir

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CD + transcript (one hour of content) — $9.95 + shipping & handling

Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner, teachers of the popular Write Your Memoir in Six Months intensive, share their top five secrets of memoir writing in this hour-long conversation. Whether you’re an aspiring memoirist or have a complete draft, you want to understand these skills and connections and leverage them in your own memoir. This conversation will leave you inspired, and also with some clear ideas about how to effect some powerful changes in your memoir.

 

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Memoir Revolution

by Jerry Waxler

Memoir Revolution

In the 1960s, Jerry Waxler, along with millions of his peers, attempted to find truth by rebelling against everything. After a lifetime of learning about himself and the world, he now finds himself in the middle of another social revolution. In the twenty-first century, increasing numbers of us are searching for truth by finding our stories. In Memoir Revolution, Waxler shows how memoirs link us to the ancient, pervasive system of thought called “The Story.” By translating our lives into this form, we reveal the meaning and purpose that eludes us when we view ourselves through the lens of memory.

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Learn to Write Your Memoir in 4 Weeks: A Step by Step Guide to Record the Stories of Your Life

Jerry Waxler

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Experiences come and go, trailing behind a string of memories, some fascinating, some ordinary, and everything in between. Reclaim those memories and turn them into stories you can share with others. Writing your memoir is not only about the past. It provides creative rewards now and in the future. The twenty eight steps in this book will teach you how to:

  • pull details and scenes out of the tangle of memories.
  • organize memories and shape them.
  • steer between truth and memory.
  • apply elements of story-telling.
  • cope with painful or awkward memories.
  • get started and keep going.

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Replacement Child

 Judy L. Mandel

Replacement Child

 Judy L. Mandel was born into a family crippled by grief. But it would be years before she would discover the shocking circumstances of their loss.

In her award-winning memoir, Replacement Child, Mandel tells the true story of a horrifying accident: A plane crashes into a family’s home, leaving one daughter severely burned and another dead. The death of the child leaves a hole in the family that threatens to tear it apart. In an attempt to fill the painful gap, the parents give birth to a “replacement child.”

This powerful tale of love and lies, family and hope, is an intimate account of being brought into the world to provide “a salve for the burns.” As a child, Mandel unwittingly rides the deep and hidden currents of her family’s grief—until her discovery of this family secret, years later, changes her life forever, forcing her to confront the complex layers of her relationships with her father, mother, and sister.

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