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Journaling as Seed for Memoir/ A 4-week Memoir Intensive | Kathy Pooler


    May 6-27 2014, 4 weeks Tuesdays 4PST, 5 MST, 6 CST, 7 EST $125 for non-members   $110 for members  To write a memoir, you need to mine your memories and get in touch with the significant events in your life that have shaped you into the person you are today. What a voyage of self-discovery! Journaling can help plant the seeds for the story you need to tell. Journaling can become a pathway to healing and hope and help you to recall, relive, and reflect upon the moments … [Read more...]

Free Events at the National Association of Memoir Writers


By now, writers are aware that the publishing world is undergoing a volcanic eruption that has changed the landscape forever.  Ten years ago, when I published my first book Becoming Whole, it was "against the rules" to give anyone the hint that you were self-published. It was a dirty word then and generally understood that any self-published book was just not any good. Those of us writing and developing our books to the highest level of professionalism, which most writers did, were not in … [Read more...]

Family Troubles: The Hazards and Rewards of Writing About Family | Joy Castro

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  April Member Teleseminar April 18, 2014  11 AM PDT    12 PM MDT    1 PM CDT    2 PM EDT    I'm pleased to welcome Joy Castro this month as our member teleseminar presenter. I highly recommend her memoir The Truth Book, and Family Troubles--Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family. She gave a powerful presentation at the AWP Conference in Seattle last month, and I loved meeting her in person. It's always inspiring to meet the "real" people I have gotten to … [Read more...]

Story Structure for Memoir Writers | A 4-week Memoir Intensive by Jerry Waxler


 April 1 - 22, 2014, 4 weeks (Tuesdays) 4 PST, 5 MST, 6 CST, 7 EST $125 for non-members   $110 for members To write a memoir, you need to translate unstructured memories into the structure called “Story.” In this four session teleclass, Jerry Waxler will break the form of a Story into simple elements. Then we’ll walk together step by step through the process of translating your life experience into a form that readers won’t want to put down. What you will … [Read more...]

Write a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography Workshop | Spring 2014


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 Workshop: 9 Sessions Starting April 3, 2014 Thursdays, 3 PM PDT/6 PM EDT  Member Pricing -  $390   Non-Member Pricing -  $525 Linda Joy Myers, Workshop Leader Included for free: a PDF of my workbook Journey of Memoir–The Three Stages of Memoir Writing In this workshop, we silence … [Read more...]

Spring 2014 NAMW Memoir Telesummit |Angles of View

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National Association of Memoir Writers Telesummit Angles of View--Writing and Sharing Your Memoir Free to All—Sign up to get your free audio download of the whole day May 9, 2014 10 AM-4 PM PDT Memoir writers need to gather skills from a variety of sources-- finding inspiration and motivation to write and to keep writing, discovering your unique point of view, shaping your work, and discovering the best angle to present to the world in your marketing and publicity efforts. We have to … [Read more...]

Self-Publish Your Book on a Shoestring |Free Roundtable Discussion

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April 3, 2014 Roundtable Sharon Lippincott and Boyd Lemon 4 PM PDT  5  PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT Some authors aim for wide-spread acclaim and million-copy sales, and they are willing and able to invest thousands of dollars to make that happen. Far more are primarily concerned with producing a high-quality product at an affordable price, primarily for friends and family. Services like CreateSpace, Kindle, Lulu and Smashwords allow you to upload files at no cost and order only as many … [Read more...]

Journaling for the Empowering Discovery of Who You Are |Dawn Herring

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March Member Teleseminar March 21, 2014 11 AM PDT    12 PM  MDT     1 PM  CDT    2 PM   EDT Do you need a fresh approach toward discovering who you are and appreciating what you bring to this world? Are you looking for a fresh perspective in all of your life dimensions and want to express your creativity, thus increasing the quality of your life? Are you looking for a way to set appropriate boundaries in order to thrive and live life authentically? Dawn Herring, Host of … [Read more...]

Breaking Ground on Your Story–Free Memoir Webinar


  Free Webinar! The 3 Building Blocks You Need to Write Your Memoir February 25 at 4pm PT/5pm MT/6pm CT/7pm ET Memoir writers need support both to write their truths and memories, as well as with how to begin and how to craft their story. In this free webinar, Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner, coaches in the Write Your Memoir in 6 Months program, explore the building blocks you need to get started and build out your memoir into a full book.  Join us to learn how to: 1. Sketch out the … [Read more...]

5 Things You Need to know To Become an Award Winning Author

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March 6, 2014  Roundtable Discussion Linda Bello Ruiz, Gold Medal Prize Winner 4 PM PDT   5 PM MDT   6 PM CDT   7 PM EDT   Linda (Cassells) Bello-Ruiz has written an award-winning memoir From Tears to Triumph, My Journey to The House of Hope. Originally from Redwood Valley, CA. She co-founded and directed The House of Hope in San Jose, Costa Rica. Having never written a book, Linda did not she see herself as a "writer."  She had to navigate a steep learning curve to achieve her … [Read more...]