Make Writing a Habit

In your dreams, you write every day, usually in a gorgeous coffee shop or maybe sitting in a field of flowers while sipping iced tea.

But that’s not what actually happens.

What really happens is that every day you decide you will for sure write only to spend your time:

  • Chasing children, laundry and dishes, in that order.

  • Slogging through your 9 to 5 only to come home exhausted.

  • Slumping on to the couch at the end of the day with zero creative energy left.

  • Falling prey to the siren call of Netflix...or a good book...or anything that doesn’t require you to think.

What if things could be different?

What if you could fit writing in around the daily routine of adulting?

What if you got to the end of the day still excited to pick up a pen and wander through your story worlds?

What if you actually made writing a habit and finally started to make progress on your writing dreams?


Introducing Build Your Writing Life…

…an online course designed to help you create a sustainable writing habit that is life giving and consistent.

In this course…

You get personal support from yours truly, access to a community of other writers who get what the writing life is like, workbooks and worksheets to guide you through the course, culminating in a Writing Life Blueprint that sets up an individualized writing practice you will love—and actually stick with.

Meet Your Teacher for the Course…


Hey! I'm Ashly. I spend my time with my hair in a messy bun, chasing a rambunctious four-year-old, and writing in miraculous minutes that I mined like precious jewels from my day.

I'm an Author Accelerator certified book coach and I've been teaching writing in one form or another for four years. I guess it started with reading Dickens at the tender age of twelve, writing my first novella at ten (it was um, self-published...with a stapler...and a homemade cover...).

Stories followed me through college when I got my BA in English literature and into my career teaching high school English and through my transition into freelance writing and editing. 

This course is a result of years of learning how to fit writing in the margins of my life. One day I realized it didn't belong in the margins at all and that was the beginning of me creating my writing life. Now I want to help you learn how to do the same.


What YOu Get in this course

Here’s what you get:

  • Face your inner critic and self doubts, so you can write with peace and confidence.

  • Create a vision for your writing life, so your writing practice has purpose and focus.

  • Shift your expectations about what a writing practice looks like, so you can give yourself grace and refill your creative tank in your practice regularly.

  • Learn why making writing a habit hasn’t worked before—and start a writing habit that is sustainable. 

PLUS, you’ll also get:

  • Instant access to the private course Facebook group, with live video chats and other writers who can help you through the course.

  • A complete Writing Life Blueprint by the end of the course that details your writing vision, writing space, writing goals, and more.

  • Instant access to the Inkling Secret Library filled with freebies and downloads to support you in your writing practice


Ready? Let’s Do this!


Need help writing a draft? Need support revising a draft? I’m here to serve and support you!

I offer a wide variety of packages as well as a la carte items so you can build a support plan that fits your needs. Download the pricing guides below for more information. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or for recommendations on what package fits your needs best!

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Please note that pricing guides are subject to change at any time. Actual price for your project may vary. For our purposes, a page is double-spaced and uses 12 point Times New Roman font (which ends up being about 250 words/page).



What genres do you specialize in?

I specialize in fantasy, middle grade, and young adult.

Are there any genres you DON’T coach/edit?

Yes. I don’t edit nonfiction, horror, mystery, romance, and erotica. But I’m happy to refer you to other great book coaches! Just email me at (NOTE: To my nonfiction clients who were with me before I narrowed my focus to fiction—you are grandfathered in ;)

What format/font/spacing do you use for your pages? How many words do you estimate per page?

I use the standard 1-inch margins, 12 pt font, double-spaced, Times New Roman. Estimates on the pricing guide are based on this formatting and use the industry standard estimate of 250 words/page.

Do your packages include copyediting?

No, they do not. My feedback focuses on big picture story development. I