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As a writing coach I’ve worked with published, award-winning novelists, short-fiction writers, and nonfiction writers; unpublished but dedicated and experienced writers; and those new to the game who have always believed they had something to say, but didn’t know quite how or where to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

Love Stories for Turbulent Times

Well, I'm stunned. I was crazy fortunate enough to place "Touch," a short memoir, in the 2014 Pushcart Prize Anthology, after it appeared in The Pinch. I never thought I'd see my work in such heady company, and now I've just found out that the Pushcart editors have selected that memoir to join 24 other prose pieces, all having to do with love, that they (as I understand it - I'm still figuring this out) selected from decades of Pushcart anthologies for a new anthology titled Love Stories for Turbulent Times. Could not feel more gratified or lucky; this piece is very important to me.