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1.       How do I become a member of NAMW?

Registration for NAMW is easy. Click the join button, and you will find the detailed list of member benefits. At the bottom of the page are your registration choices. If you want to read more or register now, please click here.


2.       What benefits will I receive as a member?

As a member, you receive a unique package of online 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 good for 12 months from the date you joined. You will receive a reminder before the renewal date. If you need assistance renewing your membership, please email customersupport@namw.org.


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 free tip sheets are 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. Member Teleseminars are open to NAMW members only. They are designed to help you begin, develop, and complete your memoir, learn about the publishing process, and inspire you to write. All teleseminars presented at NAMW are facilitated by experts in the field of memoir writing, journaling, publishing, and marketing.

To join a teleseminar, you need to phone in using the phone number provided in the member section of the website. When you become a member, you receive a log in and password that allows you to access the content and member details for members.

If you are not able to join live, audio downloads of the member teleseminar for that month will be available on the download section of the membership site.


7. What is a Virtual Book Club?

Virtual Book Clubs are provided free to everyone, and when you  sign up to get the phone number for the call, you’ll also receive the audio of the Virtual Book Club the following week. Details are provided on the Virtual Book Club 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. She currently teaches online workshops at NAMW, presents at conferences, and offers mentoring to memoir writers with Skype and phone in one hour coaching sessions.

Details about private work with Linda Joy can be found at Work with Me.


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 lindajoy@namw.org.