Ascent 2014 Writing Track

Part 1 Alternative: A Private Tutorial

photo - David Hazard coaching an author

Our Private Tutorial gives you one-on-one instruction and coaching. Sharpen your creative ideas and start to shape a work in progress with focused attention frm a veteran publishing professional.

With one day of private training and interaction, you’ll gain:

  • tools to open and focus your creativity
  • a clear understanding of your audience and their needs
  • writing techniques specifically geared to your project
  • an outline for the development your manuscript
  • a “personal contract” to help you reach your writing goals

Your Private Tutorial will give you everything you would gain in group workshop ~ except you will have the personalized attention of a coaching professional, focused on your writing needs and goals and on your project alone.

I needed to start writing my book immediately, and couldn’t wait for the next Writing Intensive Workshop on Ascent’s schedule. The Private Tutorial was exactly what I needed. In one day of coaching you introduced me to many excellent new skills, sharpened my writing skills, and helped me create an outline. Oh yes, and also helped me focus on the right audience for my book. Amazing. Well worth it!


I want to thank you for a extremely energizing and enlightening day of work. I was not sure how to create my book, but after working with you I have been generating ideas non-stop. Thank you for charging me up and giving me a new passion for the written word and for my novel. I have been enlightened!


Attending [one of these foundational trainings] is required before you enter Part 2: The Guided Writing Program.

You may choose to attend only the Writers’ Intensive Workshop... or you may choose to make it your entrance into Ascent’s Guided Writing Program.

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