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Become a member. Join NAMW today!

Through the benefits offered at NAMW, we help writers feel empowered with purpose and energy to begin and develop their stories into a publishable memoir, whether in essay form, a book, a family legacy, or a blog.

NAMW is a membership organization that invites memoir writers from all over the world to connect, learn and become inspired about writing their stories. The goal of NAMW is to help memoir writers feel empowered with purpose and energy to begin and develop their life stories into a publishable memoir, whether in essay form, a book, a family legacy or a blog.  We offer our members a unique package of membership benefits that includes free and discounted writing workshops and teleseminars related to craft & technique as well as the emotional and transformational power of memoir, author platform building & publishing tools and access and communication tools to connect with a community of dedicated memoir writing professionals and enthusiasts.  NAMW provides the tools and support needed for each individual’s unique memoir writing journey.

Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29, we’re offering one of our lowest sale prices for this time of crisis and opportunity. Besides the usual benefits—free ebooks, discounted rates for workshops, and hundreds of resources in our library—we plan to offer some extra classes this spring.


Join us to Keep Writing 

New memberships are just $149 $119 and membership renewals are $139 $109.

Our sale begins this Friday, March 27 and will end Saturday, March 28.


New Membership






Bonus: What Made Angela’s Ashes a Best-selling Memoir?

Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes is one of the most beloved memoirs of all times. McCourt uniquely managed to write about the horrors of his upbringing while still delivering a universal message. This four-week course is the most complicated we’ve taught to date, covering scene and narrative; character development and characterization; and memoir craft (including themes and through-threads, anchoring and seeding; context and contextual reminders). This course also covers the fallout from writing memoir, both Frank’s specific troubles and well as issues you might encounter as you write your own memoir.

Class 1. Scene and Narrative Voice

Class 2. Character Development and Characterization

Class 3. Mastering Craft

Class 4. The Fallout of Memoir Writing




12-Month NAMW membership, $149  $119


NAMW  offers an annual, 12 month membership for $149This membership will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

After 1 year from the date of purchase, annual members access to the NAMW Member Area will be suspended, pending renewal of your annual membership or upgrade to a Lifetime Membership. If you wish to renew or upgrade to a Lifetime Membership, you may access the links by logging into your member area then clicking on “My Account” in the menu,  you will see the link as one of the options on that page. Annual members will receive an invitation to renew their membership prior to the expiration of a current membership. If you have not received this invitation for some reason, please email customersupport@namw.org and we will send you the link to renew your membership.   Upon renewal of your membership, you will be able to access the members area using your old login credentials.

Lifetime NAMW membership, $725

NAMW is also currently offering a Limited number of Lifetime Membership for $725 for individuals who are not current members of NAMW.  Current NAMW members who wish to upgrade to a Lifetime Membership, may do so for $595.   If you are current NAMW member and wish to upgrade to a Lifetime Membership, you may access the link to upgrade by logging into your member area and click “My Account”,  you will see the link as one of the options.

To become a member, please begin the process by clicking the “Add to cart” button.  Any special sales pricing or promotional discounts that are currently available will appear in the shopping cart after you click the “Add to cart,” button, yet prior to entering your payment details.

After making the purchase successfully, you will be redirected to a page where you can create your own login credentials that will allow you to access the NAMW Member Area of this website.  Following successful creation of your login credentials, you will be able to immediately access the NAMW Member Area.

Membership fees are non-refundable, so please take the time to view our membership benefits. Click here to view the full list of benefits of a 12 month NAMW Membership as well as a Lifetime NAMW Membership.