Write by the Words

A Creative Writing Coaching Community

“If writers could get together into a real tight union, we’d have the world right by the words.” – William S. Burroughs

Hone your craft. Write your book. Plan your pathway to publication.
Classes forming for February 2023.


Write by the Words provides creative writing coaching for writers of all ages, writing in any genre. We welcome clients with any level of experience or education. Our coaches are published authors with years of experience teaching creative writing at universities. We all hold advanced degrees (Ph.D. or MFA). We have published with major houses such as HarperCollins, and small literary presses such as IG Books, C&R Press, and Garrett County Press.

Guest speakers include award-winning authors, as well as literary agents, editors, publicists, and entertainment attorneys who can share their insights on copyright, book contracts, and the publishing process.

Our craft clinics use models and resources to help you highlight and practice specific skills and strategies for creative writing, from getting those first words on the page to mapping your path to publication.

Additional Services: $90 an hour for one-on-one coaching and editing.

Contact us – mickey@writebythewords.com for more information.