1. How do I become a member of NAMW?
Registration for NAMW is easy. To register, please click here.
2. What benefits will I receive as a member?
As a member, you receive the NAMW welcome kit, a unique package of online and hard copy resources to help get you started on your exciting journey of memoir writing. The full list of benefits is available here.
3. How do I renew my membership?
Your membership is set up to automatically renew every 12 months from the date you joined. You will receive a reminder one week before the renewal date. If you do not want to renew your membership, please email email@example.com .
4. Can I cancel my membership?
You are a member until your renewal date. Because of all the generous downloads and benefits that come with your membership, there are no refunds should you change your mind after you register. A week before your membership is due for renewal, you will receive a reminder. At that time, you can decide not to renew your membership–but you will miss out on future benefits and free resources that we will be providing. We always add new and interesting teleseminars and benefits each year to help you achieve your writing goals.
5. How do I sign up for the newsletter?
Members are automatically entitled to receive the NAMW newsletter. For non-members who would like to receive the newsletter, please visit our homepage and look for the sign-up link on the right side of the page. Please note that a free e-book is provided when you sign up for the newsletter.
6. What is a Member Teleseminar? How do I join one?
Teleseminars are inspirational and instructive courses that you participate in from the comfort of your home. Teleseminars are open to NAMW members. They are designed to help you begin, develop, and complete your memoir, learn about the publishing process, and inspire you to write. All teleseminars are facilitated by experts in the field of memoir writing.
To join a teleseminar, you need to phone in. Further details are provided in the member area of the website each month.
If you are not able to join live, audio downloads of the teleseminar will be available on the membership page.
7. What is a Roundtable Discussion?
Roundtable discussions are provided free to anyone. It’s necessary to sign up to get the phone number for the call. Details are provided on the Roundtable Discussion page for that month.
8. Workshop Cancellations
After you enroll in a paid workshop, your fee is your commitment to attend. If you cancel up to 24 hours before the workshop starts, you will receive a refund less a 25% cancellation fee.
There are no cancellations or refunds after 24 hours before the workshop starts.
9. Does NAMW have local events that I can attend in person?
Linda Joy Myers has been teaching memoir writing in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, and has ongoing workshops in Berkeley, CA. Linda Joy offers writing retreats in the Napa Valley in Calistoga, CA. Skype and phone sessions are available by request.
Details about this can be found at her blog: http://memoriesandmemoirs.com
10. If I want to work with Linda Joy on my memoir writing privately, how do I do that?
Linda Joy offers private manuscript evaluations, editing, and memoir mentoring services, which include working online and by phone. Contact Linda Joy for more information about mentoring, editing, and consulting at firstname.lastname@example.org.