Steve Adams

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As a writing coach I’ve worked with published, award-winning novelists, short-fiction writers, and nonfiction writers; unpublished but dedicated and experienced writers; and those new to the game who have always believed they had something to say, but didn’t know quite how or where to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

Second year in a row!

I came home from an extended road trip to amazing news -- one of the handful of stories I'm able to nominate annually for the Pushcart Prize has, for the second year in a row, won it and will be reprinted in the annual anthology. Out of the thousands of nominations, the odds of this happening once are ridiculous, but two years in a row is just crazy. More than anything I just feel lucky to have somehow managed to find such great writing and to have had any part in helping point readers to it.