The Benefits of Having a Writing Coach with three images of people typing and meeting via video conference

The Benefits of Having a Writing Coach with three images of people typing and meeting via video conference

The benefits of having a writing coach are probably endless. Lengthy at the very least. Whether you are an aspiring writer looking to elevate your skills and take your craft to the next level or a seasoned writer seeking to reignite your creative spark, a writing coach could meet your needs. And whether you’re a novelist, a blogger, or a content creator, a writing coach could be your ticket to success. Today I’m talking about the many benefits–ten to be exact– of having a writing coach by your side.

Personalized Guidance

First up is the opportunity to have personal guidance on your writing journey. In my opinion, it is one of the most significant advantages of working with a writing coach. Working with someone face to face (via video conferencing, of course) means you get to create a relationship, which allows a writing coach to tailor their approach to your specific needs and goals, rather than the generic writing advice you might find online.

This is actually huge because every writer needs something different. Coaching is not one size fits all. When I work with clients, I take time to really understand their writing style, strengths, and weaknesses. This helps ensure that the guidance I give is relevant and effective.

Unleashing Creative Potential

Next, a writing coach can help you tap into your full creative potential. Part of their job is to encourage you to explore new ideas, experiment with different writing styles, and step out of your comfort zone.

With my clients, sometimes all it takes is a gentle nudge or a specific task to break through and unlock a well of creativity they never knew they had or hadn’t been able to access.

Constructive Feedback

As a former public school teacher and adult education creative writing teacher, I know how important constructive feedback is. It is essential for growth as a writer. A writing coach you trust will provide you with thoughtful feedback. It is not about checking for spelling and grammar errors. With my clients, I critique work in a way that highlights strengths and gently guides them in areas in need of improvement. Really, it’s like having a built-in editor who genuinely cares about your progress.

Accountability and Motivation

There is no doubt that writing can be solitary and even isolating. Sometimes it feels daunting. A writing coach helps keep you accountable. Knowing that someone is there to check in on your progress can be a powerful motivator. I help my clients set achievable writing goals and stay on track to meet them.

Overcoming Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is the arch-nemesis of all writers everywhere. Usually, there are reasons for the block. Read my tips about beating writer’s block HERE. But fear not! Any writing coach worth their salt has a toolbox of techniques to help you move past it. I teach my clients strategies to break through creative barriers, reignite their writing spark, and keep those words flowing.

Building Confidence

Self-doubt can be a writer’s worst enemy. A writing coach is akin to having your own personal confidence booster. As a writer, I know how doubt can creep in. Part of my job with my clients is to provide encouragement when they’re feeling stuck and to remind them of their accomplishments when they’re ready to throw in the towel. 

Ready to Work With a Writing Coach?

In conclusion, a writing coach is a valuable resource for any writer looking to improve their skills, overcome obstacles, and achieve their writing goals. With the personalized guidance, constructive feedback, and unwavering support they offer, a writing coach can truly be the catalyst for your writing success.

So, if you are ready to take the plunge and watch your writing flourish, finding a writing coach is a solid, intentional, and proactive step forward. If you’re ready to talk and explore the next steps together, contact me HERE.

 Are you ready for the next step as a writer? I offer:

Developmental and line editing services

One-on-One coaching

Online, self-paced courses

Moving forward means taking action. Contact me to discuss your writing needs. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!

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Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of more than twenty-eight novels. She is a teacher, coach, podcaster, and writer. She has applied her love of teaching to the creation of WriterSpark Academy, an online school for aspiring and new writers seeking to hone their craft. Learn more about Melissa at her website,
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