Marlee LeDai is the author of 25 books and 200 magazine/web articles, a life coach and writing coach, independent editorial consultant and previously the editor of an award-winning magazine. Working with individuals, publishers and organizations, she thrives helping others re-imagine their own personal stories and carry through creative projects based upon these. Married also to a publishing writer, Marlee works out of her home office in Silverton, Oregon, along a creek at the end of the Oregon Trail.
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[The class] went beyond what I had expected. The assignments were innovative. My favorite part of the assignments were the teacher’s comments on the text . They often jolted me into a new perspective… I was ecstatic over having this teacher. I could not believe how much depth she brought to her subject and how much she gave of herself during the class. Her critiques were on the mark and turned us in the right direction without being harsh. This class was obviously taught from the heart. I was also impressed wth her writing credentials. — Deborah Klingbeil
The class was great. Marlee did a very thorough, thought provoking job. I was more and more impressed as we went along. It wasn’t so much a writing class as spiritual autobiography…with the women writers of yore as jumping off points. I always recommend your classes to my friends. — Kate Aquilino
The lessons were much more than I expected! Each week we received a treasure trove of material – Quotations, Marlee’s writings on various aspects pertaining to the subject, a discussion on how to approach the assignment and Fun Friday communication. The assignments were always thought provoking and appropriate to our writing goals… Marlee is outstanding! Her depth of knowledge and expertise were only exceeded by her confidence-building skills, authenticity, and caring that came through in all her communcation with the other students and myself. As a new writer I felt safe in her hands… I would definitely recommend your classes and I am already taking another class.- Beth Reilly
[Marlee] was wonderful. I find taking classses with your company makes all the difference in my writing. Keeps me focused and eager to write.- Joanna Johns
Marlee really had a thoughtful series of assignments that built on one another… The supportive quotations, and other references that she pulled in to support each week’s assignments deepened the class for me.. Marlee was the best thing about the class! Her encouragement to try hard, to keep going, to not give up in my writing is something that I carry with me. I pushed myself to finish a piece that I didn’t think I had “the time” to finish, and it was a profound experience. You could not ask for a better teacher! She kept the flow of the group going when people were stuck, or busy, or not communicating much, and still made us feel like we were all in this together… A great experience, my second online class and very well done!- Diane Scott
Not knowing exactly what to expect.. I found the content challenging and inspiring. So much so, that I’m considering doing it again at a later stage. [And about Marlee:] Ecstatic! She is SO inspiring, supportive and a terrific guide… I wanted the course to go on and on! … I thoroughly enjoyed the entire course and am working on The Book that emerged from the course. If it becomes a best seller (!) I’ll have to send Marlee some sort of reward! – Maria Etheridge
Marlee put so much time, and love, and care into not only giving us excellent lectures a week, but extra stuff… quotes to think about and inspire us to keep going, when the temptation was to get too busy to write…. Being a teacher, I know when a person has been gifted in teaching, coaching, encouraging – and not just on the page, but in life itself. [Marlee] gives her all to the class, on a professional level, and yet a personal friendly level that kept me trusting I really could write, I really can write, and I really want to write. For me, this was huge, as I can so easily talk myself into quitting, when I compare myself with others. Marlee kept me going through those times… I feel for the first time I really can submit something I wrote, without shame or fear or embarrassment. Even if I never get published, I know for sure I am a writer and I celebrate that with the others in our class…Can I recommend this class?? HIGHLY recommmended… can I recommend her? YES YES AND YES! It was one of the best classes I have had in all my years ( and I am not a spring chicken) She is a blessing, so real, so loving, kind, and yet intelligent, gifted, experienced and full of great profound truths. I could go on and on. – Dianne Janak