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Writing Coaching

  • I work with writers of both fiction and nonfiction, and with poets.
  • Coaching is done in person in my home office or by phone (for out-of-town clients).
  • You may choose to meet every week, every two weeks, or once a month.
  • Before each session I preview your work, which you e-mail to me at least 48 hours in advance. (We can work on ten pages or fewer in a one-hour session; in a two-hour session, we can work on up to twenty pages.)


Please e-mail Susan at for her current rate sheet.

Payment Methods:

You may pay by check, cash, or major credit card (through I ask that you pay for four to six sessions in advance.

About the Coach:

Susan Snowden has taught writing at Georgia State University (Atlanta) and Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock, NC), at writers' workshops and conferences, and in private writing classes. She holds degrees in journalism and English literature (M.A., New York University). She is also an award-winning writer and poet. Since 1985, Susan has edited books (fiction and nonfiction) for authors and publishers.

Clients' Testimonials:

"Susan Snowden has helped me improve my writing in many ways. As a writing coach, she is very professional. I e-mail my pieces to her in advance, and when I arrive she's prepared to discuss word choice, dialogue, structure, and characterization. Not only does she point out my mistakes (gently!), she explains them to me so that I learn from them.

"Susan has encouraged me to submit stories for publication and suggested specific markets. Since she began coaching me, I've had four stories published — two in literary journals and two in anthologies.

"I will continue to schedule sessions with Susan as I learn to write longer, more complex stories. Her rates are reasonable and a great value considering her skills, encouragement, and knowledge of the industry."

– Lana Hendershott, Hendersonville, NC

"Susan joyfully shares her knowledge of the art and craft of writing. She excels at eliciting new material from her students (clients) and teaching them how to develop a story line. With Susan's encouragement, I have published my first poems and personal essays, and I've begun work on a collection of Christmas stories."

– Karen Luke Jackson, Hendersonville, NC



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