In what order should I write the programs?
Our users each have their own experiences, circumstances, and needs. Some people benefit from doing the Past Authoring exercise first. One approach is to do the Present Authoring Faults exercise first, to sharpen your sense of self criticism, the Future Authoring exercise next, to formulate a plan, then the Present Authoring Virtues exercise, to think about capitalizing on your strengths, and finally the Past Authoring exercise. However, if you have significant issues in your past that are still causing you some trouble, you might consider starting with the Past Authoring exercise. You should do it in the order that you think will benefit you the most.
Can I download the program or write it offline?
At this time there is no option to download the Self Authoring programs and complete them offline. Some people choose to complete the program in a word-processor, or by hand, and put some filler text in the program.
Another thing to be aware of is that the programs are designed to keep track of your word count and to have time limits. This is to keep answers below a certain length, and so people don’t spend too much time on a particular answer.
Can I write the program in any language?
The programs are most effective when the writer is working in their most fluent language, so it is encouraged.
Does the program have an expiration after I purchase it?
It does not expire, so you can take as long as you’d like to complete the programs. Remember that you can return to your work at any time. You do not have to complete the programs in one sitting. In fact, sleeping between periods of work likely helps the process produce the changes in outlook and memory reorganization that it is designed to produce.
Approximately how long does a single program take?
Each program usually takes 4-5 hours, but we recommend you divide this time up over multiple sessions and beginning each session with a refreshed, and well-rested mind.
If you cannot move back or forward, there are two possibilities:
a. You have written too little.
b. You have written too much (NOTE: the program counts paragraph breaks as spaces. So if you have written 999/1000 characters, but have put more than two paragraph breaks in your text, you will not be able to use NEXT or PREVIOUS).
If you get stuck completely, logout, and log back in at the Self Authoring home page.
The exercises have limits so that you do not get stuck at any point, by writing too much, and become exhausted or frustrated.
Make sure you click “next” or “save” before you logout of the program. Otherwise, the program does not know you have typed anything, and will not save the page you are working on.
PROJECT TAG ERROR: If you receive such an error, logout, and go to the Self Authoring home page and Login again.