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Linda Joy Myers, guest speaker

February 11, 2015 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST


In this conversation with Stephanie Chandler, creator of the Nonfiction Authors Association, Linda Joy Myers discusses how to write better memoirs. She will talk about


  • How is memoir writing different from other genres of writing?
  • Is there a process you recommend people follow when preparing to write a memoir?
  • What are some key components to writing a good memoir that people want to read?
  • What are some common mistakes you see people make when writing their memoirs?
  • When should a memoir author pursue a traditional book deal and when should he/she decide to self-publish?
  • Book marketing is challenging no matter what genre you write for. What are some strategies you recommend for authors marketing their memoirs?
  • Are there some common themes you see among authors whose memoirs are selling well? What do they do differently than other authors?
  • Can you recommend some memoirs that our listeners should read for examples of how to do it well?


Learn more here.


Linda Joy Myers is president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, mentioned in a York Times article about memoir writing in Oct., 2014, and a therapist for 35 years. Her memoir Don’t Call Me Mother—A Daughter’s Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness was a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Award, a finalist in the IndieExcellence Awards, and received Honorable Mention in the New York Book Awards.


She’s also the author of three books on memoir writing: The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, Journey of Memoir, and Becoming Whole. Linda co-edited the anthology The Times They Were A’Changing—Women Remember the 60s & 70s, a ForeWord Review Book of the Year finalist and IndieExcellence finalist. Her fiction, non-fiction, and memoir pieces have been published in literary journals and online. She writes for the Huffington Post, and co-teaches the program Write Your Memoir in Six Months. Linda is a speaker about memoir, healing, and the power of writing the truth, and offers editing, coaching, and manuscript evaluation for writers. www.namw.orghttp://memoriesandmemoirs.com


How to Participate


Live access to these monthly teleseminars is free to all Nonfiction Authors Association members (Basic and Authority). Event recordings are available to Authority members only for 90 days. If you’re not yet a member of NFAA and you’d like to participate in an upcoming event, please Join Here to receive a complimentary member profile and dial-in instructions for the events (dial-in information can be found on the member home page). These events honor your time and last about 30 minutes.

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