Frequently Asked Questions
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What can I expect after I sign up?
Once we receive your registration, we will send you an email with details on the start of the session, including the date and time of our launch party and orientation. You will also receive a link to sign in to the Life Writers website, set up your profile, watch the Take a Tour videos, introduce yourself to your fellow members, and enjoy five Get Started videos.
Once I sign up, how long is my membership?
Your membership automatically renews annually or every four months, depending upon the option you select. You are free to cancel your membership at any time. However, Life Writers members love the program and continue to find value, month after month. We believe you’ll want to continue your membership when you see how much progress you make with Life Writers.
Can I participate for only a month at a time?
Unfortunately, no. Because of how the Life Writers program is structured, the minimum time commitment is one four-month session.
Is Life Writers a program only for writers of memoir?
Not at all. While life story, memoir, and family history are primarily the focus of Writing Your Life, we also acknowledge that good writing is good writing, no matter the genre. Whether you are crafting poems, fictional stories, or creative nonfiction, the elements of excellent and engaging text are all the same. Life Writers exposes its members to devices that enhances all writing, such as dialogue, crafting scenes, characterization, and more.
What is a buddy group and what is its purpose?
A buddy group is composed of two or three writers specifically selected to support and encourage one another throughout the four-month session. You may share your writing and assignments with your buddies to receive feedback and suggestions, as well as help hold one another accountable to meet your individual writing intentions. Buddy groups are a great way to cultivate friendships with other members and stay connected while writing—an otherwise isolating endeavor.
How will the buddy groups be formed?
Soon after you register, you will answer some questions we use to pair you with other writers with similar writing goals, interests, and skill levels.
What do I need to know how to do to participate?
Members need to be comfortable using technology, including email, basic word processing, Zoom video conferencing, navigating the Life Writers website, posting assignments, and commenting on the Life Writers website. None of these tasks are difficult, and we provide you with detailed instructions on how to do each.
What if Life Writers isn't right for me?
Life Writers is backed by a thirty-day, money-back guarantee. If you try out the program, use all of its features, complete the assignments, and actively participate in the live events, yet find Life Writers is not a good fit for you, email us before the end of your first thirty days of membership, and we will refund your subscription fee. However, we know once you experience Life Writers, you’ll be excited to stay and see what you can accomplish.
If you are past your first thirty days, you may notify us of your desire to cancel in writing via email no later than fourteen days in advance of your next subscription billing period.
If your subscription renews every four months, you must cancel fourteen days before the start of the next session on either February 1, June 1, or October 1.
If your subscription renews annually, you must cancel fourteen days before the next annual billing on either February 1, June 1, or October 1, depending on when you registered.
For more details, please refer to our Automatic Renewing Subscription Terms and Conditions.
Can I continue to access the program content after I cancel?
You have full access to all the content as long as you are a member. If your membership expires, you lose access to all content.
If I cancel my membership, can I rejoin at a later date?
Absolutely! You will simply re-register as a new member. Unfortunately, you will not have access to any content that was released to you under your previous membership.
What if I have more questions?
We’re here for you! If we haven’t answered your specific question in these FAQs, let us know. We want to ensure you have all the info you need to make an informed decision. Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org, and someone from our team will respond to you soon.