• Private Instruction

    Writing is solitary, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone.

    Work with a writing coach one-on-one to improve your short stories, essays, poetry, screenplays, or any other writing project.

    Your WriteByNight coach will be a beta reader and offer editorial feedback in a series of 60-minute interactive discussions designed to address what’s working, what isn’t, and why.

    You’ll also receive the accountability and support you’ll need to stay on task via regular deadlines and check-ins.

    You’ll produce pages rapidly and complete projects by an agreed-upon date.

    Request a free consultation to start writing better, right now.


    Who Will I Work With?

    It’s important for you to have a say in which writing coach you work with. That’s why after our initial chat, we’ll offer you multiple coaches to choose from, targeted to suit your genre, style, and personal preferences. Simply pick your favorite!

    We’re highly selective in choosing our writing coaches, all of whom have a proven track record of success working one-on-one with writers of all experience levels working in all genres.

    Our coaches have published books with Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Little Brown, Catapult, Thomas & Mercer, Melville House, Two Dollar Radio, Applause, Beacon Press, and many more. Their work has appeared in major publications such as the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the New York TimesHarper’s, and many more. They teach in MFA programs and at some of the top prep schools in the country.


    What Will it Cost?

    WriteByNight’s writing coaching is among the most affordable in the industry. And it’s fully customizable, meaning we’re able to organize a program to meet almost any budget.

    We offer three options for approach:

    Basic ($120/session)

    Includes a 60-minute discussion with your coach. Talk through your project(s), your writing approach, and any obstacles you’re coming across; brainstorm ideas with your coach; discuss ushering your writing toward publication. Read pages aloud (or share your screen) to receive immediate, actionable feedback and/or perform generative writing prompts/exercises in-session.

    Basic-Plus ($180/session)

    Includes the 60-minute discussion with your coach *and* an advance read-through of up to 10 pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, standard 1” margins) for richer, more targeted feedback.

    Accelerated ($250/session)

    Includes the 60-minute discussion with your coach *and* an advance read-through of up to 25 double-spaced pages *and* a post-discussion email summary of notes and talking points. Have a full draft in weeks!


    Unlike most writing coaches, we don’t hold you to any contracts, minimums, or other obligations. Come and go as you please, meet your coach as often as you’d like. It’s all up to you to decide.

    We suggest — but never demand — a frequency of at least once a month, just to help keep you on track.


    Does It Work?

    Our coaching clients have gone on to publish their books with Simon & Schuster, Little Brown & Co., Routledge, and McMillan, among others, both independently and after procuring a literary agent. (Oh yeah, we help with that, too.) They’ve won IPPY and other awards, had their books adapted into major movies with theatrical releases, and been nominated for Pushcarts and other major prizes.

    They’ve honed their craft and learned how to write more. They’ve gained confidence and they’ve achieved goals.

    Request a free consultation to start working with a writing coach today.


    And while we’re arranging our consultation, read our 125+ five-star Google reviews, many of them from satisfied private instruction clients.

    Including Rachel: