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Writing Coaches and Classes


Nic Nelson and Wordsmith

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We adapt our methods to your unique personality and strengths. We help you understand the "why" behind the "how" of writing. Students, we help you master the martial art of scholarship! Authors, we help you tell your story well, and publish wisely!

Nic Nelson has a bizarre love for the bizarre language of English — its twists and turns, its nooks and crannies, its etymology and linguistic structures, its clarity, vitality, and power. Nic has taught creative and academic writing to children, teens, and adults for many years, focusing mostly on graduate and doctoral students. He has been a dissertation coach since 2004 and has led seminars on academic reading and writing, self-publishing, article-writing, rhetoric, exegetical research, servant leadership, ideational leadership, and maximizing human capacity.

Get a Book Deal 101

Kathy Ver Eecke has spent her career helping entrepreneurs build their businesses, and helping companies like The Coca-Cola Company and Kentucky Fried Chicken build their brands. She’s been quoted everywhere from The Wall Street Journal to Fast Company magazine.

Now, Kathy brings her keen skills to the publishing world where she’s taught thousands of writers how to successfully pitch their books, land agents, and get book deals.


Where agents, acquisition editors, and publishers come to the writers to hear pitches and critique pages. (Serious writers only)

Once you have joined, you have access to her members only Facebook group

In this group, we bring top literary agents and industry mentors to hear pitches, to critique pages, and to provide guidance on your path to published.

This is a place for writers who are ready to get published. Who understand there’s a business side to publishing, and who are determined not to let that stand in the way of their success.

It’s for people who know they have a great book in them and know the best way to showcase that is with a rock-solid pitch and firm understanding of the industry.

It’s a place to get answers from insiders. A place to speak directly to agents. A place to go from pitch to published.


The step-by-step blueprint to land an agent and get a book deal. With turnkey templates and real world examples to make it easier. 


The fastest route to identifying the perfect agents for your book (no matter what genre you write). Includes list of agents in your genre.

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