Writing Coaching

Personalized, project-based partnership and guidance to help you along your writing journey

A Trusty Companion

Writing can be a lonely, difficult process.

At Ink Blotter, Elena K. Abbott firmly believes that it doesn't have to be — and that it shouldn't be.  

Online and in person, Elena offers:



Publishing insight



Compassionate feedback

Sometimes the hardest part of writing projects is designing a sustainable, organized approach that will guarantee your success and your sanity.

And sometimes the hardest part is the writing itself.

A game plan

to set you up for success.

Are you a scholar, entrepreneur, or author who needs to balance the process of writing a book with the demands of your full-time career?

Is it time to extend your reach, sharing your unique expertise and perspective?

Do you have a story you're ready to tell but you're not sure of the best way to tackle it?

A hand

to keep you going strong.

Are you a writer who would benefit from regular crafting and conceptual feedback on your work to ensure you're moving in the right direction?​​​


Do you need regular support, accountability, and extrinsic motivation to write effectively?

Would useable strategies and effective writing methods help you achieve your writing goals?

Whether it's a one-time session to get you "unstuck" or an ongoing partnership, Elena offers professional guidance to help you complete your project — at any stage of the process.


Writing Coaching Options

Your work. Your process. Your goals.

Together, we'll brainstorm, problem solve, and craft... giving you the accountability and support​ you need to write effectively.

What you'll get:​

  • A compassionate—yet critical—writing professional

  • Verbal feedback on 5 double-spaced pages read in advance

  • Recap video after each session with specific “next steps"


         Breakthrough Session, $175

~ One 75-minute session to overcome a specific hurdle

Power Partnerships

Paying out-of-pocket*:

~ Four 60-minute sessions, $500

~ Ten 60-minute sessions, $1000

Payment through your institution*:

~ Four 60-minute sessions, $600

~ Ten 60-minute sessions, $1250

* All clients paying out-of-pocket will be provided with an invoice and W-9 as needed for reimbursement. Institutional rates will apply if any additional paperwork is needed to start our work together. 

Let's get started with a FREE 30-min. consultation.

“It is such a pleasure to work with Elena as I write my first book. I can’t imagine traveling this journey without her! From my first point of contact – the Build A Book session – to now in our ongoing coaching and editing sessions, I feel like I have a guardian angel by my side. In the beginning, she provided me much needed validation and encouragement, and throughout she’s helped me find my voice and learn who I am as a writer. Elena has this magical way about her, offering the right amount of championing, compassionate acknowledgement, challenge and stretch, as well as more consultative direct feedback. I literally feel the growth in my writing bones as a result. My wish for every writer is that they have the opportunity to work with her. It’ll be the greatest investment you can make!”

—Jeanie Duncan, JeanieDuncan.com, Greensboro, NC

Looking for a structured planning session
to transform your great idea into a feasible project?

Check out Ink Blotter's

Build Your Book

An innovative, customized coaching intensive to get you launched.