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Frequently Asked Questions —Self-Coaching for Memoir Writers Program

Q. Can self-coaching really work? Wouldn’t working with a live coach be better!

A. We are all in favor of people entering a relationship with a live coach. We have great coaches to offer writers. We do acknowledge however that many people are not in a position to hire a coach. Some are inhibited by finances, others do not have the time and still others are not yet sure about how committed they are to writing a memoir. In view of this, we have create a short-term, affordable alternative to provide writers with strong guidance to develop themselves as writers.

Q. I understand that the program is delivered online. If I am not good with computers, will I be able to do this?

A. Well, the program will be distributed via the web but there’s really nothing to know about accessing it other than following the directions. You will download both the print and the audio material and store it on your local computer or tablet. You can then choose to work with it in digital format or you can print it out. The audio portion can be listened to as you drive to a store or sweep the kitchen floor or sit on your deck. Audio is a wonderful way to learn and review.

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Q. Why did you choose the two-day spacing for delivery of modules? Can I have them all at once?

A. Learning a new habit is both a matter of continual practice and of incorporating information to activate a new habit. Our spacing allows you to integrate the material intellectually, and it provides you a minimum window of time to put the ideas into practice. We hope that you will return to the modules many times again to let the information sink in and let that information be your guide as you develop new habits and put them into practice.

If you prefer, we can have the entire program sent to you. In that case, however, the guarantee of a full refund after two modules, will not be in effect.

Q. What if I need more than two days to assimilate a module? Can I space it out more?

A. Since the material you receive every two days are yours to keep, you can do the readings and the writing assignments according to your schedule, as you wish. The schedule is our choice based on large numbers of writers we have worked with. If you need more time, set each new module aside until you are ready to open it.

Q. What if I find this program not to be my “cup of tea?” Can I get a refund?

A. Absolutely. While we hope that you would realize this before you register for the program, we can certainly understand that it is possible to come to a realization after registration. You will have a full refund if you withdraw before receiving the third module—no questions asked.Self-Coaching for Memoir Writers

Q. Do I have access to all material I’ve already received if I withdraw?

A. You have ownership of all the material for the introductory and first modules, but you will no longer have access to the membership area. Download all materials you have access to before you forfeit your membership.

Q. So the materials are mine to keep after I have finished the program?

A. Yes, all the materials you will receive are yours to download and keep. After you complete the self-coaching program, you continue to have access to the member’s area and can download any new material we add subsequently.

“Who would have thought that I could learn so much! I appreciate the brevity of these modules.”

—Whitney Coggshall

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Q. Can I split the payment into two?

A. Since the total payment is so small, we do not offer a split payment option.

Q. Do you offer discounts or scholarships to seniors?

A. Other than the stated discounts we offer during promotions, we do not offer any discounts or scholarships. Self-Coaching for Memoir Writers is presented at a very low cost, and we feel that it has a discount/scholarship inherent within its pricing.

Q. Some of this material can be found elsewhere on the web or even on your site. Can’t I piece it together?

A. Yes, it is true that some of the material can be found in similar organization elsewhere on the web (other blogs have published material on coaching one’s self) and some of it is drawn from our website and from some of our current books.

The uniqueness of the program derives both from many original presentation of material in its twenty-eight modules and certainly from its original organization of both new and old material.

What we offer you is collated in a manner that we feel is maximally beneficial—and time efficient. You do not need to spend days on the internet looking for this material nor in rearranging it in proper order.

Q. Can a memoir writer really learn self-coaching during this program?

A. Yes and no! Effective coaching depends both on knowledge and on practice. You will easily assimilate the material intellectually over the days the program is offered. However, you will need to continue to practice self-coaching. In the end, self-coaching is not a knowledge (that we provide) but a habit (which you develop on what we furnish you with). Habits take a good amount of time to develop and then to become—well—habitual. You will be practicing self-coaching habits long after you have understood the intellectual content of the program.

“I felt you were with me in this program. I keep seeing the title Self-Coaching for Memoir Writers, but I was hearing you guiding me all the way! Thanks”

—Ron Landry

Q. Do writers in this program work with a coach?

A. The program has no built-in personal coaching. Of course, you can ask to work with a coach to serve as your accountability partner, but the program is designed to deliver its benefits without a coach.

Q. Can I share the material with my writing group and friends and family?

A. We hope you will not share the materials. Downloading being what it is, you have the ability to do so. However, our own ability to continue to provide you with quality programs is compromised when someone uses our programs without buying them. Sharing without concurrent payments undermines our ability to make a win-win experience for both you and The Memoir Network. Our own salaries are derived from the sale of our work.

We encourage you to share the material from My Memoir Education, but we ask you to honor that the material in Self-Coaching for Memoir Writers is available only on a fee basis. Encourage people to sign up for a membership of their own. The cost is modest.

We have sold you only the first (personal) rights to Self-Coaching for Memoir Writers. We have not sold you distribution rights. We leave you on your honor not to do so.

I used to think that I was such a great writer. You have helped me to be much more critical of my work. One day, I will become the writer I thought I was before I began this program.

I used to think that I was such a great writer. You have helped me to be much more critical of my work. One day, I will become the writer I thought I was before I began this program.

—Curt Lopate

Q. Can a group buy a package at a price less than the total number of buyers x $19.95?

A. Yes, be in touch with us.

Q. What if I can’t do it now? Can I get the introductory discount at another time?

A. The introductory discount is available only during promotional periods. If you want to avail yourself of a discount, simply buy Self-Coaching for Memoir Writers and use the materials as your schedule opens up. The materials are yours to keep and whether you study and implement them immediately or after a lapse of time, there is no difference in your access to the material.

Q. Can I interrupt the program if something comes up and then pick it up again?

A. Again, the materials are yours to keep and whether you execute them immediately or have a lapse of time does not make a difference. Of course, you will want to review previous materials when you pick up the program again.

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Self-Coaching for Memoir Writers is an individualized, self-paced program consisting of 28 modules that will help you get your memoir out into the world.

Just $19.95, a great value!

OUR FULL GUARANTEEsatisfaction guarantee

There is nothing to lose when you purchase the Self-Coaching for Memoir Writers. If you feel you aren’t getting your money’s worth, let us know before receiving Module 3, and we will see to it that your money is refunded. No questions asked.

This is a risk free opportunity to receive the support and guidance you deserve.

We are confident you will find the materials extremely useful as you launch your memoir writing.