Write Your Story. Change Your Life.

Jumpstart Your Memoir

A self-paced course for first-time memoirists.

memoir coachYou’re frustrated. You’ve been wanting to write a memoir but you’re having trouble getting words on the page. There are always excuses. You don’t have enough time, know-how, courage or caffeine. Your chair’s uncomfortable. The dog needs a bath. You know the drill.

If you’ve got a story to tell but need some support getting started and understanding how to write a memoir, this course is for you.

Allow Me to Introduce Myself…

Hi! I’m Shari Caudron and I’m passionate about the life-changing power of personal narrative.

I believe stories are the most powerful things we possess. But most of us are too close to see our stories–we don’t know what they’re telling us or how to revise them for the better. I want to change that.

The world needs your story. More importantly, you need your story. To live a meaningful and fulfilling life you need to see the gifts and wisdom hidden inside your life story so that you can share those gifts with others.

I see stories. That’s my superpower. And I put it to work two ways:

As a memoir coach who can help you understand, write and publish your story, and…

As a teacher, retreat guide, and mentor to women who wish to craft a new narrative for their lives going forward.


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Story Matters

A blog about a bunch of different story-related stuff…

Writing on Purpose

One of the great privileges of coaching authors is that I get to work with people motivated by a deep sense of purpose. But often, when I start working with a new client, they can’t easily articulate why it is they must write a book. Often, they’ll attribute their desire to [...]


Michele Morris

“I couldn’t have written my memoir without Shari’s help – she taught me the important difference between journaling and memoir. The format of her six-month coaching sessions allowed me to approach the writing chapter by chapter and produce a first draft by the end of that coaching. Her guidance was so detailed and ideas so spot-on that I was able to work on my own from there to incorporate the suggested changes into my edits to create a compelling final manuscript.”

author, Poco a Poco, A Memoir

Outskirts Press, 2018

Winner, Colorado Book Award

Silver Medal Winner,
Nautilus Book Awards

Tamra Ryan

“By asking great questions, Shari was able to tease out the nuggets from my brain so I could get them on paper. Shari is determined to make a difference for her clients and gets very invested in their projects. You couldn’t ask for anyone better on your team.”

author, The Third Law,
Gilpin House Press, 2013

Gold Medal Winner,
2015 Axiom Business Book Awards for Women/Minorities in Business

Gold Medal Winner, 2015 Living Now Book Awards for Social Activism/Charity

Winner, The Book Excellence Award for
Civic/Social Change

Cara Mentzel

“Without fail, even brief conversations with Shari reinvigorated my writing. She is a purveyor of confidence, clarity, and stamina. She has the insight of a skilled therapist, and the craft of a great writer. She has been a cheerleader and a teacher and a friend. And truly, what more could a writer ask for?”

author, Voice Lessons: A Sisters Story
Macmillian, 2017

Featured on The Today Show, Pickler & Ben, NY Live, People.com, and named a top 20 Goodreads choice for best memoir


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