Write Your Own Story in One Year
WRITING COURSE OVERVIEW:  [ Click to register ]
This year long Memoir Writing Course is an exclusive experience that combines life coaching, writing instruction, and the concentrated writing time needed to engage fully in the creative process.
The goal is to complete a memoir by the end of one year.
Anyone seeking to make the dream of writing a memoir a reality. It is designed to deepen self-understanding, clarify your story, and develop the craft of narrative writing. It is suitable for writers at any level of experience.
This experience includes:
• Four intensive weekends of concentrated life exploration and writing instruction hosted at a luxury retreat location in Sedona
• Lunches and Dinners
• Four three-hour writer support workshops in Phoenix (one per quarter)
• Two individual two-hour coaching sessions from either Carlette or Susan
• Publishing information and networking
• Manual/Short Story Anthology
Life Coaching:
• Defining your story
• Exploring and understanding the power of your story
• Developing the courage to tell your story
• Understanding Memoir
• The Creative Process
• Truth and Memory
• Voice
• Literary Elements
• Building strong scenes
"Susan masterfully presents writing technique. I loved her class." -- Meg Smeck

"Susan teaches with passion and humor. Great for writers at any level." -- Mary McDermott Slawsby

"For anyone interested in opening the door to that writer that lives in us all, I highly recommend Susan Pohlman's writing classes." -- Pricilla Bertling

"I have been involved in personal growth and transformational work for more than a decade. Carlette's Life Coaching courses, format and insights have taken me to an entirely new level of aliveness, truth and authenticity. Carlette's courses, curriculum and format are profoundly powerful. She and her program are an incubator providing both the road map and guide rails to help me discover and live the life of my dreams." -- Paula Hardison
Four Weekends: Aug. 3-5, Nov 9-11, Feb 22-24, April 19-21

Typical Schedule:
9:00 - 6:00 Teaching (7 hrs)
9:00 - 1:00 Teaching (4 hrs)
2:00 - 6:00 Free time, writing and exploring
6:00 - 8:00 Dinner and sharing writing (2 hrs)
9:00 - 2:00 Teaching (5 hrs, not including
Four three-hour writer support workshops in Phoenix (one per quarter):      TBD
Two individual two-hour coaching sessions from either Carlette or Susan:      TBD

Accommodations and transportation are not included.
Full Payment $6,000 due prior to July 1

1st Payment $3,000 due prior to July 1
2nd Payment $3,000 due July 15

*Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Why do we keep your deposit? To keep people from signing up on a whim and taking a place, and then canceling when it comes time to pay in full. Look at your schedule, truly know you want and and can come, and then sign up. Because we are preparing a fabulous experience for a small group of fabulous people, we need to be able to plan the best experience possible!