Writer Coaching


My system does what workshops and tutorials cannot—provide a personal and ongoing touch of encouragement to hone and refine your skills and voice as a writer.

Far from a cookie-cutter approach, “Cup of Coffee Coaching” delivers an individualized, relaxed, and uplifting approach to writer training using weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions. You’ll want to pull up a chair, grab a hot java, and enjoy the interactive process as I pour into you the skills and inspiration you desire to improve and expand your writing and enhance your publishing and earning opportunities.

Whatever your writing interest— fiction (plot and structure, character development and viewpoint, scenes and dialogue), non-fiction (self-help teaching and exposition), creative non-fiction memoir, fundraising writing for non-profit organizations, devotional and inspirational writing for Christian audiences, or even the essentials of starting your own writing business—I will help come alongside you and coach and cheer you onward to success.

Contact me today for your FREE consultation.



What They’re Saying…

“When I started writing my book My Climb, I knew I would need help taking the stories I’d written for my presentation and transform them to be ready for my book. What I didn’t know was how much I was going to learn about writing – and how to be a book author.

My Cup of Coffee Coaching sessions with Adam have been interactive, engaging and fun, and Adam has trained me how to tell my story by telling a story that reads less like a memoir and more like a novel. I’ve grown as a writer and as a communicator thanks to Adam and his creative partnership. He is a very talented writer and is the perfect asset for anyone who needs coaching or a mentor to walk alongside them through this creative process!”

–Wendy Larson, speaker and author of My Climb

“From the first day I met Adam, I felt at ease and comfortable with his gentle style in communication and teaching. I have gained confidence as he has taught me to look carefully at how I write from many angles. Adam has helped me see the importance of having an article hook you right at the start and to make my sentences more compact and concise to keep the reader’s attention all the way to the very end. I find it a joy to work with him as we leisurely sit back and work through the challenges I have had in honing in my writing skills.

I appreciate his honesty and his own personal love for writing which encourages me to persevere. He has been a true asset to me as an editor and coach, for I would not be writing today without his encouragement to believe in myself as a writer.”

–Kathy Watson, freelance writer

“I have been drawn to the creative power of the written word as long as I can remember, yet creating a connection between writing and publishing has seemed a mysterious and elusive process. My Cup of Coffee Coaching sessions with Adam Colwell have provided hope, inspiration, and direction.

A gifted writer in his own right, Adam has a flair for distilling the process of writing and marketing one’s writing into tangible and manageable steps. As a coach he is good-humored, kind, engaging, uplifting, and invested. He gives above and beyond of his time and energy, and freely shares from his own experiences to illustrate a point or illuminate a path. He is professional and organized in every respect, an excellent communicator, and a skillful editor. Despite his already broad experience and knowledge, Adam keeps learning and growing so that he has ever more to offer his clients.

I particularly appreciate Adam’s emphasis on getting to know and understand the unique characteristics of each person he coaches, with a focus on his or her God-given talents and core aspirations. This in turn shapes the counsel he provides, opening the way to authenticity and the realization of goals and calling. I feel privileged to coach with Adam Colwell, and give him my highest recommendation.”

–Dr. Catherine Allen, freelance writer

“The Cup of Coffee Coaching sessions I had with Adam Colwell were extremely valuable in directing my path as an author. Now I’m ready to publish my first book. His expertise and forthright advice helped me hone skills every writer must have. My writing journey was tremendously enhanced by Adam’s guidance and teaching. I would have not been prepared to move forward on my project without him. I give him a “thumbs up” and a five-star rating!”

–Becky J. Miller, Creator of God’s Lemonade Stand devotion online and future author

“I was overwhelmed with details when I started writing my book. I hired Adam Colwell as a project manager in the beginning stages. His attention to detail, organization, interaction with my writers, and ability to meet my deadline made it easier for me and helped the overall quality of my book. He is an enthusiastic professional I will partner with again!”

Kathe Wunnenberg, author of Hopelifters: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts

“I have known Adam for over 20 years. He started to work with us doing news and then became the editor of the Good News Magazine. Adam has great technical skills and writing abilities. Some people write and others are able to captivate the reader. Adam does the latter. I highly recommend Adam Colwell for his character and abilities.”

–Doug Martin, President/General Manager, Good News Radio Broadcasting

My Core Values

INTEGRITY: I will be honest and not lie or mislead in anything I do.

WORK ETHIC: I will have a consistent commitment to honor best practices for writing, editing, publishing, and coaching; I will seek ongoing training for my skills.

COMMUNICATION: I will communicate with clients and my team clearly and thoroughly regarding expectations, processes and deadlines, scope of work, and terms and conditions of agreements.

INTERACTION: I will practice one-on-one interaction with a customized, personalized approach to help others tell their story.

RESPONSIBILITY: I will be accountable for my business' finances and sustainable practices; I will be accountable to my causes through my volunteerism and giving.

Request your FREE consulting appointment with Adam to discuss your book or writing / project needs