Ascent 2013 Writing Track
Ascent guides you on the right steps, starting with the seedfire of your book concept
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Our aspiration is to help you reach your aspiration.
Ascent is an international coaching program for authors, who want to reach success at writing and publishing.
Our presenters and coaches are writing and publishing professionals, with decades of experience in training writers for careers in publishing.
David Hazard, bestselling author, writing coach, and former publishing executive - and founder of Ascent - is your guide. Meet David Hazard
Meet our Associate Presenters and Coaches.
We train men and women, professionals and everyday people, from all around the world in the art of writing and the business of publishing. Join us, and learn why authors from the United States, Asia, Africa and Europe choose our classic mentorship program.
Working with Ascent’s coaches you will learn creative writing techniques to help launch your writing project, starting with participation in one of our Writers’ Intensive Workshop or with a Private Tutorial.
Either choice makes a great beginning to our full Guided Writing Program. Start today and receive monthly coaching from a seasoned writing and publishing professional.
PART 1: Writers’ Intensive workshop
Register for one of the lively Writer's Intensives that opens our program each year, enjoy the energy of other writers in a small-group setting and gain new skills that will revolutionize your creative abilities and writing techniques. Find out more
PART 1 Alternative: Writers’ Private Tutorial
Guided Writing Program
For ten months, our trained publishing professionals will help guide and motivate you, month by month, as you write. You'll also be coached in journaling strategies that increase your creativity and benefit from writing retreat days that advance your skills and your project.
Finally! You can focus and make headway on that great idea… or finish that manuscript-in-the-works. Find out more
Coaching for Executives
Executives who write discover that a well-written book has power — as a way to open new doors, make an important contribution, capstone a career, create a legacy, break ground with new innovative thinking or practical wisdom from experience.
Author and Book Launch Services
When your manuscript is completed … we can help you rise above the competition.
Ascent offers author and book launch services to support your success at publishing or self-publishing. From webpage designs, media kits, to book design and development, we add creative fire to your presentation that will launch your career in publishing. Learn more.
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. 8 Writers Maximum.
The wilderness sanctuary allowed me freedom and the comfort to explore writing from the deep heart. This instruction and coaching caused my writing rise to a new level. David's coaching also helped me to maintain that high level of writing — and to protect my creative space — when I returned to my daily life. Along with those gifts... I'll never forget seeing constellations from the dock under a full moon, making s'mores, discussing our writing with each other....And the friends I made during the Adirondack Writing Sojourn are a priceless, unexpected gift!
— J.R., Washington, DC