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May is a beautiful time of year—spring has melted the snows and the flowers are bursting out everywhere. It’s also a time of remembrance, and this year many of us want to not only honor those who died in battle but the innocent people whose lives have been cut short by violence and war all over the world. Everyone has a story, a unique story that can be a lesson or a guide to others as they deal with what life offers—joys and the sorrows, inspiration and wisdom.

This is a good time to think about family legacies and the stories we want to pass down to the generations to come. After all, if you don’t tell your story and the story of your ancestors, who will? We celebrate remembering families and the importance of all our stories by offering our Memorial Day sale for a yearlong membership to support your inspiration to write and offer resources to help you complete your projects.

There are many benefits to becoming a member—archives of audios, articles, and teaching materials you can draw from. But most of all we offer three live programs each month!

NAMW members receive our live Member Events on Zoom—a gift from the pandemic that has brought everyone together more intimately. Inspiring experts who are familiar with the path of writing and publishing a memoir speak about on developing your craft, the process of dealing with the inner critic and family and writing your truth. We learn about journaling, developing podcasts, how to best use social media, and how to market your book. And more!

Group coaching is a live Zoom event for members. Everyone has a chance to talk about the progress of their work and ask questions of the group and Linda Joy to make progress on their story.

And every month we host the live Virtual Book Club discussion where “regular people” who wrote a memoir share their published book, talk about they were inspired to write it, and how they chose their publishing path. Many who appear in the club discussion are former students and new memoir writers who went the distance and now they generously share their tips and wisdom!

Learn more about our many member benefits here.

This weekend only, May 27th – May 30th, you can join NAMW as a new member for only $169 $139 or renew your membership for only $159 $129.  This is a full $30 off our usual fee.  You will immediately be able to download our digital gifts and welcome package.

 

Everyone who signs up receives the transcript and audios for What Made The Tender Bar a Bestselling Memoir? and Legal & Ethical Issues in Creative Nonfiction & Memoir.

What Made The Tender Bar a Bestselling Memoir? 
Audio and Transcript

New York Times Bestseller The Tender Bar by JR Moehringer is beloved for its depiction of American bar culture and for its themes of social isolation, growing up fatherless, and navigating the demands of masculinity.  It’s also written with the highest level of skill and charm, and the storytelling will wow you.

In this downloadable transcript and audio package, discover what you can learn from JR Moehringer’s structure, narration, and tightly focused themes as he propels readers through his adolescence and early adulthood with adept observations and vivid language.  We so loved this book, and you will too. It’s a book to enjoy first, and to learn from as you write your memoir. It’s a perfect example of seamless, vivid writing that takes you into what we call the dream of the story.

 

Legal & Ethical Issues in Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
Robert Pimm
Audio and Transcript

When we write a memoir, our stories reveal what happened behind the closed and private doors of personal life, which can create a lot of worry for memoir writers, and legal questions and issues you as the writer/author will need to solve. This teleseminar with literary attorney Robert Pimm will help to give you the tools to understand how to protect yourself and those you write about in your story.


Learn about libel, defamation of character, slander, and other legal problems inherent in memoir writing which can help you to make better choices for yourself. You will learn when it’s a good idea to contact a literary attorney for specific advice.

This weekend only, May 27th – May 30th, you can join NAMW as a new member for only $169 $139 or renew your membership for only $159 $129.  This is a full $30 off our usual fee.  You will immediately be able to download our digital gifts and welcome package.

 

 

 

 

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