Steve Adams

Writing Coach and Writer

My name is Steve Adams. I’m a writing coach and a writer.

As a writing coach I’ve worked with published, award-winning novelists, short-fiction writers, and nonfiction writers; unpublished but dedicated and experienced writers; and those new to the game who have always believed they had something to say, but didn’t know quite how or where to begin.

My many years of writing and analyzing a broad range of forms (fiction, essay, playwriting, screenwriting, poetry) give me structural insight into manuscript evaluation, and my study of, and in-depth exposure to, music, acting, dance, theater arts, and visual arts affords me a varying set of perspectives from which to approach the process of writing and the disciplines that support art. I find coaching writers a form of work almost as rewarding as writing itself.

The 2014 Pushcart Prize Anthology Is on the Shelves

I’ll admit I’ve had two very good days. Yesterday I got my copy of the 2014 Pushcart Prize Anthology with my memoir, “Touch,” inside. This morning I found out that Kirkus had reviewed the anthology and found my piece to be one of the “standouts.” They even quoted a line from it.

I’ve had good days before, as well as very long patches of desert. I’m going to enjoy this, but make sure tomorrow I turn my sights back to what’s most real—the work, the moment-to-moment and day-to-day engagement with the story at hand.