Reach your peak writing
& publishing aspirations
writing coach and mentor
creative mindskill practices
book designs • marketing plans
Coaching Programs & Services for Authors
Writers Intensives & Tutorials
Train privately or in a group setting with an expert to focus your outline and manuscript.
Author & Book Launch Services
Book design, promo & marketing plans, websites, displays … learn more
Guided Writing Program
Monthly coaching, to help you write a book that sells. We will train you in:
- great fiction and non-fiction writing
- knowledge about your voice and audience
- mind skills that empower you
with focus and creativity
- a plan to break in and make your mark in the publishing world driven by your inner fire
Executive Writing Track
A boutique service, tailored to the demands of the busy professional … learn more
We help determine manuscript market readiness … learn more
A published author, David Hazard has helped to launch and develop the careers of over 400 writers during more than 40 years in the publishing field. His success in coaching writers comes from his method of training, which engages the whole person, mind and body.
Meet ASCENT Authors
Winning Awards and Recognition … Shaping our culture with powerful new ideas
David challenged me to become a better writer, through incredible insight that can only be gained by decades of experience.
— Christina Brockett, author of The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook
ASCENT has a unique way of helping writers find their voice and make magic with words.
— Chester Mitchell, author of The Gravel Road to Heaven and The Healing Road To Heaven
Using ASCENT's writing coaching and creative development services, my books have won multiple national and international awards. Phenomenal service.
— Heidi DuPree, author of The Other Medicine that Really Works
ASCENT offers ingenious and creative coaching. I am tremendously grateful to be on the ASCENT team.
— Eddie Mason, author of Playbook for the Game of Life
ASCENT can turn your ideas into successful finished products. Their team of coaches and designers are a critical component of my writing success.
— Dan Sheehan, author of After Action
ASCENT offered mentorship, coaching, and sage advice at every step. The look and feel of my book almost sells itself.
— Jennifer Rundlett, author of My Dancing Day
Self-publishing can be overwhelming. ASCENT's coaching, design and marketing team is expert in the publishing field.
— Louise Babirak, author of Shadow Children
Without ASCENT's coaching, my novels would not have seen the light of day. ASCENT is the reason I reached my highest writing goals. It's as simple as that.
— Lane Dolly, author of the Through Faith and Fire historical fiction series
David Hazard has a gift. He helps writers experience the 'a-ha moment' that makes a book spring vibrantly to life.
— Penelope A. Thoms, author of Seanchai and Living by a River
Faced with your question, 'what is your passion?' and your encouragement to write about it 'with fire,' I realized my writing and my life needed to change.
— Dave Tobin, veteran journalist
Take your first step — Post your aspiration here
The Ascent Adirondack Writing Sojourn
The Sojourn is a very limited-registration event, held annually in the wild beauty and solitude of the Adirondack Mountains. For five days and six nights, enjoy intensive, one-on-one coaching, small-group instruction and constructive critiques… also evenings beside a mountain lake under the stars, listening to a crackling bonfire and the call of loons and other nightbirds.
The five-day Adirondack Writing Sojourn is separate from the Writer's Track. Register for the Sojourn here.