Coaching for Writers

Coaching for Writers

In my creative writing classes and individual coaching, I use my grounding in spirituality, meditation, and psychotherapy to help you go deeper into your creative soul and bring greater depth to your writing. We also work on the fundamentals like sentence structure, word usage, character development, plot structure, and editing.

I love working with writers and can help you get your manuscript finished and in the best possible shape to submit! contact me:

for workshops and retreats see: Events page


Hiring Nancy Kilgore as my writing coach is the best decision I’ve made since deciding to write my memoir. As a prize-winning, published author and a licensed psychotherapist, Nancy is uniquely qualified to bring out the best in a would-be author. The act of writing is kind of a Zen experience for me, and my coaching sessions with Nancy evoke that same feeling. Our sessions are part skill-building, part therapy and all fun. She brings the fresh eyes of a professional to my pages and gives me practical tips to improve my work. Plus she encourages me to talk with her about the feelings the life experiences I am describing awaken in me.  In just five sessions the quality of my writing has definitely improved, and I am producing more than ever before.                                               –Sue Brooks

“…Nancy’s unique focus on spirituality and mindfulness as a component of the writing process produced profound insights for me that continue to be felt in the way I approach writing and my work itself. It was truly a life-changing experience – thank you, Nancy.”                                              – Chris Muniz, Creative Writing faculty, University of Southern California

 “Nancy helped me edit my fictionalized memoir. I’d had a bad experience with a Writer’s Workshop critique and didn’t know where to start with revising the work. She was kind and encouraging and over three months we went through the 250-page document. Her suggestions and coaching with structure, transitions and characterization were highly valuable. I had fun with the process. It was such welcome assistance at a critical time.”             – Andrea O’Connor, Hot Yoga Burlington Teacher, Mindfulness Guild