Calling all memoir writers, new or experienced. The Nonfiction Authors Association is proud to bring you a powerful program to show you how to write a memoir.

Memoir Writing Essentials Course

Dates: Thursdays, March 11, 18, and 25

Time: 10am PDT / 1pm EDT

Duration: Each session lasts up to 90 minutes and includes live Q&A with the instructor

Location: Your home or office–this event is virtual and will be delivered by live Zoom webinar

Delivery: Community-style, all attendees can join by video–or not! It’s your choice to be on camera or not. If you don’t have a camera or don’t want to be on video, you can simply watch the live stream and you can still participate in Q&A by typing questions into the chat box.

Can’t attend the live event? Recordings are sent out on the same day following each session.


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Learn How to Write a Better Memoir with Instructor Linda Joy Myers

Memoir Writing Essentials Course with Linda Joy MyersIn this three-part online course, you will learn how to:

  • Craft a story using important elements
  • Build your memoir block by block
  • Work with truth and family
  • Manage your own inner critic

What to Expect Each Week

Class 1: Beginnings; finding your story and themes. And scenes—the building blocks of your memoir.

Class 2: Breaking silence—family, truth, and the inner critic.

Class 3: Developing your structure and character. Plus we will cover revision and editing.

Over the years as I’ve worked with memoirists, I’ve observed craft elements that needed further developing for a reader to become immersed in the story. Many memoirists have long histories with journaling or they come from an academic background, both of which were true for me.

Becoming a storyteller requires new skills and craft, such as creating scenes, developing characters, creating a story arc, and other elements common to novel writing and story creation. And for memoirists there is another element: the psychological and emotional feelings of exposure—exploring your truths, worrying about your family’s reaction if they read your memoir, and the inner critic that delivers all the reasons why you shouldn’t be writing your story!

We will address all of these issues and more in this three-part course. Come prepared to take notes, ask questions, and do a little homework, too!

Who Should Attend the Memoir Writing Essentials Course?

The course is intended for memoir writers with all skill levels. Whether you’re just getting started or you have been writing for years, you will discover essential tactics for writing a better memoir–one that readers don’t want to put down and can’t wait to talk about with friends!


About Linda Joy Myers, Course Instructor

how to write a memoir courseLinda Joy Myers, Ph.D., MFT, is president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers. Her first 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 and the IndieExcellence Awards, and a BAIPA Gold Medal award winner. Her memoir Song of the Plains was a finalist in the Best Book Awards and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Author of The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, Journey of Memoir, and Becoming Whole, her prize-winning fiction, nonfiction, and memoir pieces have been published in literary journals. She is co-author with Brooke Warner of Breaking Ground on Your Memoir,  and The Magic of Memoir.

Linda Joy has been a therapist for over 40 years, where story is part of the healing process. A memoir coach for two decades, Myers helps people dive deep into writing their truths while crafting a publishable story. Find Linda Joy at www.namw.org and on Facebook and Twitter.


Are you a member yet?
Join the Nonfiction Authors Association when you register for this course.

This course is brought to you by the Nonfiction Authors Association, a vibrant and content-rich community for writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about writing, publishing, promoting and monetizing nonfiction books. With over 14,000 members around the globe, NFAA helps writers de-mystify the publishing industry, reach more readers, and generate profits.

Membership options are available with course registration.

Authority Membership Benefits:

  • Media Leads for Authors: A round-up of podcasts, blogs, and other media outlets seeking guest contributors, delivered to your inbox every Friday
  • Weekly Educational Teleseminars: Featuring industry pros, plus event recordings archived for one year
  • Exclusive Content: Templates, checklists, worksheets, and other content released weekly
  • Private Community: Access to our active members-only Facebook group
  • Marketing Homework: Quick tips sent via email every Monday
  • Meet the Members Program: Share your book announcements with our entire mailing list, plus get featured on our blog and social media networks reaching 100k+
  • Chapter Meetings: Complimentary admission to any NFAA local chapter meeting across the U.S. and U.K.
  • Partner Discounts: IngramSpark, Lulu, Findaway Voices, Office Depot, PR Newswire, ProfNet, Foreword Reviews, and more
  • Member Discounts: Save on the Nonfiction Book AwardsNonfiction Writers Conference events, online courses and our exclusive Author Toolkits

Annual Authority Membership Rate: $290

VIP Membership Benefits:

VIP membership is our “all-you-can eat” plan with FREE access to our premium content including Platinum access to the Nonfiction Writers Conference events twice yearly, including all recordings and transcripts, free access to the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, Ultimate Author Toolkits and the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits.
Total added value: $1,649!

Annual VIP Membership Rate: $690


Ready to overcome your fear and write a memoir readers will love?

Instructor Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D. is an award-winning writer and has been teaching the craft of memoir for two decades. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an experience professional!

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Memoir Writing Essentials – Course Details

Dates: Thursdays, March 11, 18 and 25

Time: 10am PDT / 1pm EDT

Duration: Each session lasts up to 90 minutes and includes live Q&A with the instructor

Location: Your home or office–this event is virtual and will be delivered by live Zoom video webinar

Delivery: Community-style, all attendees can join by video–or not! It’s your choice to be on camera or not. If you don’t have a camera or don’t want to be on video, you can simply watch the live stream and you can still participate in Q&A by typing questions into the chat box.

Can’t attend the live event? Recordings are sent out on the same day each session.

Course Rate, non-member: $297
Authority & VIP Member Rate: $199 (Visit your member discount page for the 33% off discount code.)

Join us and commit to finally getting your memoir written!


COURSE:
MEMOIR WRITING ESSENTIALS
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Includes access to live weekly course, course recordings, private attendees-only Facebook group, and bonus materials.
ONE PAYMENT$297

COURSE +
AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP IN NFAA
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Includes all course benefits PLUS one year Authority membership ($290 value) in the Nonfiction Authors Association with member discount (33%) applied to course. (Discount reflected in price.)
ONE PAYMENT$487

COURSE +
VIP MEMBERSHIP
+ NONFICTION WRITERS CONFERENCE
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Includes all course benefits PLUS one year VIP membership ($690 value) in the Nonfiction Authors Association, Platinum access to the twice-yearly Nonficiton Writers Conference events, and member discount (33%) applied to course. (Discount reflected in price.)
ONE PAYMENT$887

 

Questions or prefer not to register online? Contact chela@nonfictionauthorsassociation.com for assistance.