If you have selected our Annual Membership to ANWA $24.00 plan, then your registration must be approved before you will be asked to pay the membership fee. You will receive an email when it is time to log back in to the website and pay. The first time you log in to the website, after approval, you will be directed to a payment screen. If you are a new member, don’t forget to input the code for a first year discount.
Instead, see the instructions for “How do I renew my membership?” under Membership Issues below.
Once dues have been paid, a Mentor from the Membership Committee will contact each new member as soon as they can after the Membership Chair posts the information.
The Mentor will:
The Chapter President will:
If you think you did not choose the right chapter when you filled out the membership application form, you can edit your chapter on the website and select the online chapter you want to join. See FAQ’s “How do I change My Membership profile information?”
Your membership will be approved after you have paid. If you are not LDS and a writer, your application fee will be refunded in full.
Log in to the website by clicking on Log In on the top menu.
Click on Edit and then Update my Profile in the top left hand corner.
Portrait tab – changes your picture/avatar in the center of the page. You can Upload an image (at least 250x250) or choose from the website’s gallery.
Contact Info tab – changes your name, email, website/blog, username or password. You can also add the name of any other ANWA members in your household for the Family Discount.
Additional Info tab – changes your website, title, address, phone number, ward, stake, region or chapter. Address, phone number, ward, stake, region, and chapter are REQUIRED information for paid ANWA members. You can also add information about your writing genre, ability, and your published works.
When you enter the chat room, your chapter members will be joining, and will greet you. The meeting will last about an hour. There will be a prayer to open and to close the meeting. It will be typed in and followed by all members typing "amen."
The usual format is business, a brief thought about writing, a 15 minute lesson, and the balance of the time is spent discussing members writing that has been submitted for critiques.
You'll learn how to upload a file containing no more than a chapter of your writing to a special folder where other chapter members will critique it BEFORE the chapter meeting. They will put their evaluations in another folder, where you may retrieve the file to read. During the meeting, members will discuss highlights of what they found in your submitted piece of work. Downloading their critiques will give you a much fuller overlook of your work than you would receive at a local meeting.
When an hour has passed, the prayer will be offered, and the formal meeting will end. Sometimes some of a chapter's members may linger to chat afterward. If you are ready to leave the meeting room just excuse yourself and type /bye.
To vote, click on the "Members" page on the main menu, then select "Vote."