Adrian Michael Kelly

Writing Coach / Author

Make Your Writing a Priority.

I certainly will.

Working one on one, as well as with small groups, here in North America and around the world, I’ve helped dozens of writers from diverse backgrounds with diverse projects find their form and voice.

Here's My Stuff

My books, The Ambassador of What and Down Sterling Road.

Here's My Story

My writing journey and how I came to teach and coach.

Here's How I Help

Writing is hard. Not writing is harder. Let’s talk.

No matter the challenge or size of the project, I can help you achieve your goals.


"Adrian is a wonderful editor whose thoughtful suggestions have improved my writing and helped me to produce successful grant applications. But what is best about Adrian is his holistic approach to coaching writers. For many academics, writing is a task that is intricately connected to other aspects of professional and personal life, and so it brings many anxieties. Adrian’s approach emphasizes strategies for building good writing habits and addressing the blocks that prevent forward momentum."

Sailaja Krishnamurti, Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Mary's University

"Adrian enlivened my writing and pushed me to challenge some of the taken-for-granted ideas embedded in my work. I would not hesitate to work with him again."

Diane Crocker, Professor of Sociology & Criminology, Saint Mary's University

As academics, we are provided many opportunities to share our expertise and sometimes it is difficult to know how to prioritize our commitments. By asking simple, yet crucial questions, Adrian has helped me understand my professional priorities, which has freed up energy to do more of what is important to me. He also has introduced me to valuable tools that have enabled me to set my research goals and structure my writing practice not only over the day, but over the month and the year. Most importantly, Adrian has invited me to bring my whole self to the writing process and has guided me to make decisions and establish habits that will not only sustain me as a writer but as a person--both at and away from my desk.

Kip Pegley, Professor of Music, Queen's University

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