How do we create something out of nothing? Or perhaps a better question is—how do we create, period? Where does the creative impulse come from, and how can we find it? How do we know when we have “it”? These circular questions arise with writers and all...
Donna Stoneham Critical Keys for Thriving as a Writer March 9, 2017 4 PM PST 5 PM MST 6 PM CST 7 PM EST Have you held yourself back from getting a book out into the world because you feared rejection? Have you ever considered that you might be as afraid to...
We all have a story to tell, but ah–how to tell it, that’s what keeps us at our desk, scribbling in our notebooks, looking for the scenes and moments that we carry in our hearts. Our job as memoirists is to translate what we know and remember to the page, to put...
When we first decide to write, we feel good about it—we have memories and stories that are a part of who we are. We want to capture times long gone and preserve them in story form, and leave a record and legacy about our lives. But other voices get in the way: “What...
How do we censor ourselves? What do we do when others try to silence us? In the middle of the political debates, these topics have risen to the top: the right to speak, the right to be silent, and the power of words. Every day we witness word battles on TV and on...
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.