Memoir and Nonfiction Book Writing Coach
Time to get serious. Your book is waiting.
“There is only one type of story—your story”
“Getting published isn’t the important thing. You write in order to be able to breathe.”
“You must find your own quiet center of life, and write from that.”
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”
“Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.”
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”
“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”
“What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens.”
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.”
Let’s Get Started
You’re driven to write a book because…
• You’re tired of playing small, staying silent and not being seen.
• You’re ready to speak the truth.
• You want your experiences to matter.
• Most of all, you want to be true to yourself.
It’s time to stop procrastinating and start writing. Here are four ways we can work together:
1. DAYLONG INTENSIVES
You want to write a book, but you’re not sure of the focus, the audience, the structure …
2. ONGOING COACHING
You’re ready to start writing in earnest (perhaps you’ve even started) and you’d like …
3. MANUSCRIPT REVIEW
You’ve created a lot of pages (maybe even a full draft) and now your ready to…
A blog for nonfiction book authors
Allow Me to Introduce Myself…
Hi! I’m Shari Caudron and I help people who are motivated to write a book in order to create positive change in the world.
I’m passionate about my work because I know how much writing changes people
—both authors and their readers.
Courage. Confidence. Compassion. Understanding. Love. Happiness. Pride. I’ve seen clients—and their readers—gain all of these things through the relatively simple (though not always easy) act of putting pen to paper.
“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
Silver Medal Winner,
Nautilus Book Awards
“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
“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
Featured on The Today Show, Pickler & Ben, NY Live, People.com, and named a top 20 Goodreads choice for best memoir