Steve Adams

Writing Coach, Editor, and Writer

My name is Steve Adams. I’m a writing coach, editor, and award-winning author.

As a writing coach I’ve worked with published, award-winning novelists, short-fiction writers, and nonfiction writers; unpublished but dedicated and experienced writers; and those new to the game who have always believed they had something to say, but didn’t know quite how or where to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

Thanks, Poets & Writers!

Just found out Poets & Writers gave a nice callout to my essay at The Millions about saying goodbye to Glimmer Train. Thanks, P&W!
”’Every literary journal is, in its beginning and at its end, about people.’ At the Millions, Steve Adams bids a fond farewell to Glimmer Train Stories, the literary magazine founded in Oregon by sisters Linda Swanson-Davies and Susan Burmeister-Brown in 1990. The journal, which for thirty years has been dedicated to publishing fiction by emerging writers, will publish its last issue in Fall 2019.”