• Writing-Life Coaching

    You’ve heard of a writing coach and you’ve heard of a life coach. But what about… writing-life coach.

    In regular sessions designed to draw order from the chaos, you’ll work with WriteByNight’s owner and co-founder David Duhr in writing-life coaching to discuss whatever problems you’re coming across and how to handle ’em. Use me as your sounding board, your brainstorming partner, even your punching bag.

    We’ll identify your goals and we’ll hatch a plan for both the short-term future (i.e., the next session) and the long-term future (i.e., the rest of your life).

    To borrow the words from one writing-life coachee: “David, you’ve become my personal trainer for the keyboard.”

    Request a free consultation to start your writing-life coaching.


    What Will We Do?

    We’ll discuss how to find organization and structure in your writing life; why inspiration and motivation disappear when you need them the most; and where you can find community and accountability. We might also discuss how to make money from your writing; how to become a successful freelancer or successful author; and whether you need an advance degree to do so (short answer: F*** no!).

    What Will it Cost?

    Each 30-minute session is only $75. And I’ll be available for brief email correspondence between sessions.

    (If you’re looking for consistent feedback on pages, you’re a good candidate for our standard coaching.)

    As always, no contracts or minimums, come and go as you please.


    Who Will I Work With?

    You can learn more about me at my WBN profile page.

    My literary career has been varied: fiction editor at three magazines; managing editor at two; copy editor at another. I’ve been a copywriter and a freelance writer and a book reviewer. I’ve judged story contests and I’ve run story contests.

    I got a B.A. in English with a focus on creative writing. I took two workshops in an MFA and then dropped out, happily, taking from it what I needed and dodging the massive debt. I started a novel ten years ago. It’s taken dozens of different shapes and forms over the years. So has the multitude of stories I’ve started and never finished.

    And for fourteen years now, I’ve run your favorite friendly writer’s service.

    Whatever questions and obstacles you’re facing, there’s a good chance I’ve faced them. And can help you through them.

    Let’s start today!

    Request a free consultation to start your writing-life coaching.