it's time for you to get the support you deserve

Coaching + Creative Recovery for Writers

You are the only one who can write your words and much of your writing will happen in solitude. However, the truth is that trying to do this writing thing alone is a recipe for disaster. You weren't meant write in a bubble of isolation. You need a support system. Every writer needs a support system. As a certified writing coach, fellow writer, and recovering creative who understands this writing life, I'm here to help. 

if you're feeling...

FRUSTRATED

  • trying to get the thoughts in your head out onto the page...
  • by the constant nagging of a loud inner critic...
  • by a lack of support or a lack of time to write...

OVERWHELMED

  • by all the writerly things you feel like you should be doing...
  • by an already busy life, struggling to figure out where and how writing can fit in...
  • by the emotional rollercoaster of writing and sharing your words... 
by all the writerly things on the path to publishing 

DISCOURAGED

  • because you're not making the progress you'd like to be making...
  • because you feel like you're behind...
  • by another rejection and wondering if you should just quit this writing thing...

I GET IT. i've been there.

nowI know how to help

Seven years ago, creative wounds + unhealthy mindsets were holding me back and making me miserable.

I spent years feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and discouraged. For a time, I buried my creativity and desires to write. As I sought to uncover them, I floundered trying to do-it-all myself. I burnt out fast. And, I'd take it out on my people. Like with most things, it took getting to a place where things felt unbearable for something to change. I began a journey of, not only healing the grief I carried, but of creative recovery. I began to embrace and make progress in my writing life as I sought community, found my support systems, and began to work with a therapist and writing coach.


  • I have a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And I've taken continuing studies courses at Yale and Stanford on religious studies, creative writing, and communications.

  • In the past couple of years, I've led hundreds of writers through the best-selling book on creative recovery, The Artist's Way.

  • I became a certified writing coach to help writers like you embrace your life as a writer and help you make progress in your writing.

  • My writing has been featured online on (in)courage and Proverbs 31 Ministries' the First 5 App and in printed collections published by Proverbs 31 Ministries and DaySpring. Find a list with links to publications here on my LinkedIn profile.

your life with coaching

HOW DOES
THIS SOUND?

EMBRACE YOUR CREATIVE IDENTITY AS A WRITER + leave a legacy with your words.

GAIN CLARITY ON THE RESISTANCE HOLDING YOU BACK + DISCOVER STRATEGIES TO MOVE FORWARD.

create WRITING HABITS + RHYTHMS THAT WORK FOR YOU SO that YOU CAN START WRITING CONSISTENTLY.

Kick that imposter syndrome and self doubt in the BUTT and CULTIVATE confidenCE.

TAP INTO THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF WRITINg, uncover YOUR INNER CREATIVE GENIUS, + find the flow you long for.

This coaching package is my highest level offering for the writer who is ready to invest in her writing and take it to the next level. The “invested” writer will meet with me for 10 single, one-on-one, 50-minute coaching sessions. If you want to tackle multiple or recurring issues in your writing life, are in need of long term accountability, and/or want help processing a larger writing issue or project, this option is for you. Invested Writers also get Voxer access to me for added accountability. Tap on the image to purchase and book your package today.

"the invested
writer"

the 10-session package

This option is for the writer who is ready to commit to her writing, who knows that writing isn’t a solitary journey, and who understands that progress doesn’t happen overnight. The “devoted” writer might be looking to work through multiple or recurring issues in her writing life, develop a habit or consistency, be in need of short-term accountability, and/or help processing a specific writing project. You'll meet with me for 4 one-on-one, 50-minute coaching sessions scheduled as frequently as you like. Click on the corresponding image to book your package.

"the devoted
writer"

the 4-session package

This option is perfect for the writer who is ready for a little kick start in her writing life and/or has a specific issue or goal in mind. We'll chat one-on-one for 50 minutes on Zoom. I'll use empathetic listening and powerful question asking to help you uncover your next steps and determine an action plan. Click on the image to book your single, one-on-one coaching session. (There's no limit to how many single sessions you can book - but if you're interested in multiple sessions, read on).

"the curious writer"

join me for a sINGLE, ONE-TIME coaching session

sound good?
start here

Deborah Alexander

"After 3 sessions with Kristin, I know the major themes of my writing work, and I’m writing more than I have been over the past 9 months."

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR HELP REFINING YOUR WORDS?

Learn about my editing services

As a coach, I do not offer feedback or editing on my client's writing. As an editor, I do. If you're in need of content editing or proofreading for your writing project, send me an inquiry via my contact form.

FYI: I edit most writing projects, whether they're a 1,000 word blog post or a 50,000 word manuscript. In your email tell me  about your project and the type of editing you need (content editing is big picture editing that looks at idea development, structure, and flow of the piece - it tends to happen first // proofreading is zoomed in, looking at spelling, grammar, typos, etc. - it is the last step of polishing a finished piece).

Please include the word count for your project and any relevant timelines/deadlines. I'll reply with a customized quote for your project and let you know of my availability.

are you on the fence about editing or coaching?

Book your free discovery call + let's chat about it

Maybe you're not sure if you're ready. Maybe you want to learn more about coaching before you jump into it. Maybe you'd just like to make sure we'll connect. Or maybe you just have some questions that would be easier to talk through. I totally get it. Join me for a free 15-minute Zoom call so you can make an informed decision that you feel good about.

schedule YOUR CALL

MY FLUFFY WRITING COMPANION, ENZO, JUST MIGHT MAKE AN APPEARANCE

When do you offer coaching? How do I know if my schedule works with your coaching schedule?

My coaching availability during the academic year is primarily between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm on Mondays and Fridays. However, if these times don't work for you, let me know, and I'm happy to try to work something out with you.

My summer coaching hours during the months of June and July are primarily on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am to 2pm.

When you book your coaching session/package, you'll receive a welcome email with a link to my Calendar so you can schedule your first session during a day and time that works best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is coaching? Will you be able to answer my questions and give me feedback about my writing?


Please read the Terms + Conditions for coaching (including refund policies, etc.); when you purchase a session or package you are agreeing to them. 

As your writing coach, I will ask powerful questions and use empathetic listening to help you tap into your inner wisdom and power so that you can grow in curiosity, compassion, and confidence as a writer.

Coaching focuses on professional and creative growth and facilitates progress by helping you solve problems intuitively, find clarity, and support goal-setting and action-oriented steps determined by YOU the client (YOU are the expert). 

If you have questions about the writing process or publishing, you're probably looking for a consultation, which I do not offer at this time. Consulting focuses on me providing you with information, specific feedback, and advice. This is not coaching. 

Click here to read the Terms + Conditions.