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Write Your Memoir In Six Months–Free Calls!

Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner, co-teachers of the program Write your Memoir in Six Months


FREE WEBINAR Kickstart Your Memoir (Monday, Sept 9, 4pm PT/ 7pm ET)


All you writers know that encountering—not just writing—your memoir is a challenging business. I talk with a lot of writers who are eager to get started, and who are vibrating with the passion to get their story written, but they get stuck. Sometimes they get stuck before they have actually started! Others lose energy in what I call The Muddy Middle.

Brooke Warner and I, who have partnered for the Write Your Memoir in Six Months workshop, are offering free and short courses to help memoir writers get started, and/or revive their energy with a combination of inspiration and craft solutions to these kinds of memoir problems.

Monday September 9, 4 PM PT/7 PM ET


During this hour long presentation—a lively conversation of sharing knowledge as memoir experts, we will cover these topics, and also tell you about some short courses this fall that can give your memoir writing a great shot in the arm!


  • Common reasons writers abandon their memoirs and how to get your groove back
  • Strategies for how you can prioritize your writing and keep moving to “The End”!
  • Ways to confront what’s holding you back and techniques to help you find your voice and passion again
  • How to reconnect to the heart of your story and what moves you to write your story
  • How to assess what you don’t know that you need to know to write your memoir
  • 5 secrets for getting your memoir past the muddy middle




One Month Introductory Courses in Memoir Writing–Fall 2013

Linda Joy and Brooke are offering new one-month intro courses to give you a taste of what we’re all about—and to get you on track to start or move forward with your memoir.

Course 1.

Kickstart Your Memoir: Building Your Memoir Through Scene, Theme, and Takeaway

Mondays: Sept 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7 at 4pm PST | 7pm EST


Course 2.

The Formulaic Memoir: What Made Eat, Pray, Love a Bestseller

Class dates: Tuesdays, 4 PM PST/7 PM EST (11/ 5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26)

Cost: $99.00 for regular registration and $89.00 for NAMW members

Sign up here.

All calls are one-hour teleseminars and are recorded so you can have the audio as a resource, or to listen to later if you can’t attend the call live.

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September 12, 2013  7:30 PM

Women Writing Their Lives

Judith Newton and Linda Joy Myers

Kepler’s Bookstore  Menlo Park, CA

These award-winning memoir writers will discuss their personal writing journeys, themes and messages in memoir, and the sometimes-difficult decisions that must be made when you write a memoir. They will discuss women’s voices, and the ways that women need to work to find their truths despite dissenting family or friends.

Judith Newton is Professor Emerita in Women and Gender Studies at U.C. Davis where she directed the Women and Gender Studies program for eight years and the Consortium for Women and Research for four.

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. is the Founder and President of the National Association of Memoir Writers and the author of The Power of Memoir–How to Write Your Healing Story and Don’t Call Me Mother. Linda has been a therapist in Berkeley for over 30 years, and combines her background in art, clinical work, and writing in her work. She offers unique memoir workshops and trainings in the Bay Area and nationally.