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"Nicole is an amazing instructor. It's sometimes hard to find the right mix of generative inspiration, craft and structure - but Nicole does just that. She brings it all the elements together in a way that feels fun and intuitive. Whether you're a beginning writer or putting the polishing touches on your almost-finished manuscript, Nicole teaches in such a way that there's something for everyone. My writing has not only improved thanks to Nicole, but I always feel energized and ready to produce more after our meetings." See All

Nicole Hardy $120/hr

Services Offered

  • One-on-One coaching sessions
  • Query Letter
  • Read Complete Book Proposal
  • Read Complete Manuscript
  • Read first 15 pages of manuscript and provide feedback
  • Read first 50 pages of manuscript
  • Synopsis

Available For

  • Book Proposals
  • Essay
  • Guidance in Submissions to agents
  • Guidance in submissions to magazines or publishers
  • Line-Editing/Copyediting
  • Memoir
  • Preparing applications for College/MFA/etc.

"Nicole is an amazing instructor. It's sometimes hard to find the right mix of generative inspiration, craft and structure - but Nicole does just that. She brings it all the elements together in a way that feels fun and intuitive. Whether you're a beginning writer or putting the polishing touches on your almost-finished manuscript, Nicole teaches in such a way that there's something for everyone. My writing has not only improved thanks to Nicole, but I always feel energized and ready to produce more after our meetings."

“Excellent instruction on the design of an essay! I have taken many writing classes, and this is dazzling in comparison. Very clear.”

“I have a much deeper apreciation for the power of scene, and a clear structure for future work.”

"Nicole gave me insights into writing that will always stay with me. She helped me take a huge, valuable leap in my writing. Nicole knows how to give concrete feedback with sensitivity and honesty."

“Nicole was incredibly supportive in her critiques. I really needed the insights she gave me on how to structure essays.”

Nicole Hardy’s first memoir, Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin, (Hyperion 2013) was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her other books include the poetry collections This Blonde and Mud Flap Girl’s XX Guide to Facial Profiling–a chapbook of pop-culture inspired sonnets. Hardy’s work has been published widely in outlets including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, The Seattle Times, and Marie Claire; her popular essay “Single, Female, Mormon, Alone” was noted in 2012’s “Best American Essays” and featured on The Modern Love Podcast. She’s currently at work on a memoir about the year she spent sailing the world on a 180-foot, three-masted tall ship.

Working Style

Availability

My schedule is flexible; I can meet days, evenings, and/or weekends. I offer a free 10-minute consultation before beginning coaching sessions with someone new.

Interests

Essay, Memoir, Narrative nonfiction, Book Proposals, Poetry