Saturday, October 15, 2011

NAMW’s free memoir teleconference, plus other great resources for you

Today I’m excited to share these helpful, inspirational resources with you:

The National Association of Memoir Writers is showcasing talented authors and teachers who are experts in Creative Nonfiction and memoir for a FREE, one-day Teleconference on Truth or Lie—On the Cusp of Memoir and Fiction, scheduled for Friday, October 21, 2011. Everyone who signs up will receive an email with a link to listen to replays. Click on this link for more information:

At The Heart and Craft of Life Writing, Sharon Lippincott offers a long list of free writing resources. Her freebies include blank timelines. (See my two earlier blog posts about using timelines.*) Sharon offers a blank printable timeline (for filling in by hand) and a blank on-screen timeline (for filling on using your computer). Here’s the link:

Use this index to find articles about memoirs and memoir writing throughout Jerry Waxler’s Memory Writers Network blog:

The Writing Academy is a community of Christian writers who share a passion for telling the story of God's good news for a hurting world. The Academy offers a ministry of encouragement to Christian writers including a unique at-home study program in writing. Look into it at this link:

Be sure to check the right column here on my blog for other excellent blogs and their resources.

What is your ultimate purpose in writing your stories?

The Bible says, many times,
that God did things for people in the past
so that
they would see Him, know Him, believe in Him,
praise Him, and glorify Him.

He does the same for us today
so, here at Spiritual Memoirs 101,
we write stories about what He has done for us
so that othersour kids and grandkids, especially
will see Him, know Him, believe in Him,
praise Him, and glorify Him.

Happy writing!

*Related posts:

Your personal timeline will help your memoir’s readers   

The BEAUTY and BONUSES of memoir


  1. Thanks for all the resource leads!

  2. Here's a quick prayer for God's richest blessings on this blog. This is great encouragement for memoir writers!

  3. Linda,
    Your blog is a treasure trove of resources for memoir writers. Thank you for sharing these fantastic links. I agree with Olive,it truly is a great encouragement for memoir writers and I will add my continued prayers for God's blessings on your work!

  4. Joyful, Olive Tree, and Kathleen: I treasure your comments and especially your PRAYERS! This brings tears to my eyes. Together, we are co-laborers in this writing journey, honoring God in all His greatness! May your stories richly bless those who read them.


  5. Hi Linda, I hope you were able to take in some of the teleconference. I was able to take in only one session before I had to go out and run some personal errands. I really enjoyed the session though. It was the one with Robin Hamley. It was a good introduction for me in some issues relating to writing my spiritual memoirs. I would have liked to hear more from the other presenters. I think perhaps they will have some audio we can access later and that would be great!

  6. I see that you have already mentioned in your post that we will receive a link to listen to replays of NAMW's teleseminar. That's great. I look forward to catching up on what I missed.

  7. Hi, Joyful, yes there should be a link provided. I couldn't listen to it live so will use the link as time permits. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the session you got to hear! Good for you! Keep writing! :)