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What Does Self-discovery Have to do With Memoir Writing? | August Member Teleseminar

Jackie Swenson

NAMW Member Teleseminar with Jackie Swensen August 22, 2014 11 AM PDT 12 PM MDT 1 PM CDT 2 PM EDT   Many memoir writers come to their stories from having journaled much of their lives, so we are pleased to offer an expert on journaling and healing to present this August member teleseminar, Jackie Swensen. Memoir writing requires a host of narrative skills to transform a person’s memories into something that appeals to a wide audience. For example, a sharp eye for detail, a … [Read more...]

Writing Bestselling Memoirs Without Throwing Everyone Under the Bus


July Member Teleseminar  with Linda Watanabe McFerrin July 25, 2014 11 AM PDT  12 PM MDT   1 PM CDT  2 PM EDT   Any professional editor will tell you that the key to writing a fantastic, bestselling memoir is drama and relevance, but sometimes it hard to amp up the intensity without causing major collateral damage with family, community or friends, not to mention ex-spouses and lovers. In this seminar you will learn how to take those quiet moments and turn them into spellbinding … [Read more...]

Writing a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography Workshop—6 Session Summer 2014


with Linda Joy Myers We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott In this workshop, we silence the noise of everyday life and dig into memories, tune into writing our stories, and learn the skills needed to write a satisfying memoir—to get all the way to "The End." It's important to write freely without worrying about your inner critic … [Read more...]

Finding Your Voice in Memoir | Memoir Intensive TeleWorkshop


A 4-week Memoir Workshop Intensive by Judy L. Mandel  by phone and email June 10, 17, 24, July 1 4 PST, 5 MST, 6 CST, 7 EST $125 for non-members   $110 for members   Often when we start writing our memoir, we struggle to find our own unique way of telling the story—our voice. It can be as elusive as a shadow, as hard to capture as a dream. Once we find our voice, the way our writing sounds most like our inner self, our story is much easier to shape. … [Read more...]

Bird by Bird & Beyond |Workshop with Anne Lamott


 Here at the National Association of Memoir Writers, we are so pleased to be joining with Theo Pauline Nestor to help sponsor a day long event featuring Anne Lamott as keynote speaker--Bird by Bird & Beyond This will be a day focused on building storytelling skills and work strategies for writers and others interested in personal narrative, and it's open to everyone. No previous writing experience required. In the morning Theo Pauline Nestor, Candace Walsh, and Tanya Taylor Rubinstein will … [Read more...]

Indie Authors: Get Interviews, Create Platform on YouTube—and more

Jason Matthews author Pismo Beach1-cropped2

 June 28, 2013  11 AM PDT   12 PM MDT  1 PM CDT  2 PM EDT  Teleseminar  for Members of National Association of Memoir Writers The term "Indie Author" has become part of our popular parlance, much like "Indie Movies" began to be "in" when independent filmmakers realized they could operate parallel to the established system. This is happening now in the writing world, and one of the people celebrating this is Jason Matthews, who has a regular hangout show on Google Plus on Monday … [Read more...]

From First Time Memoir Writer to Award Winning Author | Free Roundtable June 6, 2013


We are pleased to have as our guest a non-native English speaker and writer who began writing a memoir with the burning desire to write his story. With the help of coaching, networking, and a lot of hard work, his book Lost Decency just became a finalist in the the prestigious Ben Franklin Awards competition for independently published books.   Atta Arghandiwal, Roundtable Speaker From the terrifying moments of leaving my homeland after the Russian invasion in August of 1980, I had … [Read more...]

Write a Spiritual/Healing Memoir Workshop | Spring 2013 Workshop leader Linda Joy Myers


Workshop dates: April 11- June 6, 2013 3 PM PDT   4 PM  MDT    5 PM    CDT    6 PM EDT 9 Sessions $390.00 for NAMW members Includes audios, feedback, and handouts Included for free: a paperback copy of my new workbook Journey of Memoir--The Three Stages of Memoir Writing We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott   In this … [Read more...]

NAMW Member Teleseminar February 22, 2013 |The Ghost in the Memoir

Kim Pearson

  11 AM PST   12 PM MST    1 PM CST   2 PM EST Please join us for this informative teleseminar on ghost writing. Whether you want a ghostwriter for your memoir, or want to learn to ghostwrite for others, you will find useful information in this presentation by ghostwriting expert, Kim Pearson. Read what Kim has to say about this teleseminar.     It’s the nature of memoir to be full of ghosts from the past. But this discussion is about a ghost in the present. Ghostwriter, that … [Read more...]

Endorsements: The Art of Gathering a Book Blurb | Stephanie Barko

stephanie Barko

  Skill Building for Memoir Authors: NAMW Member Teleseminar December 14, 2012 11 AM PST 12 PM MST  1 PM CST  2 PM EST For many authors, finding endorsers and writing the dreaded query letter can be daunting, but as independent authors and writers, it's a skill we need to have. It's not too soon to start building your list of potential endorsers. Join us at this workshop with publicist Stephanie Barko to learn more about how, when, and who to contact to get some major buzz going about … [Read more...]