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As a writing coach I’ve worked with published, award-winning novelists, short-fiction writers, and nonfiction writers; unpublished but dedicated and experienced writers; and those new to the game who have always believed they had something to say, but didn’t know quite how or where to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

Read to Write Stories

Michael Noll in his terrific ongoing writing craft series, Read to Write Stories, has written an insightful and generous analysis of a technique I use in my essay "Waiting Till the Wait Is Over," out recently from Notre Dame Magazine. I'm in pretty heady company here as far as the writers he features, so I'm psyched. It's titled "How to Direct the Reader's Gaze."