Deanne Adams - Story Coach & Mentor

Deanne Adams is a story coach and mentor for budding authors. A former English teacher, her passion is reading great stories. She offers writers support to master the craft of writing fiction that engages readers. 

As a mentor, Deanne unlocks creative potential and helps writers grow in confidence. Her guidance helps writers overcome the challenges of telling their stories – characters, dialogue, world-building, as well as plot holes and the dreaded writer’s block.

With Storytellers Elite, she shares expert advice with writers committed to developing their skills. Deanne’s support has helped scores of new writers achieve their dream of becoming an author.

I’m Deanne and I care passionately about words and stories.

Words can convey a scene, create a character, set a mood. Words are the means by which we have developed technologies, arts and entire civilisations. Words make us human.

I love to help people grow in confidence, to express the stories they have within them, and to help them see that they already have the potential and power to become the writer they want to be.

I help budding authors write their first book, and emerging authors prepare their manuscripts for publishing.

In 1999, I graduated from The University of Nottingham with an Upper Second Class Degree in English Literature and Language. What I really wanted was to work in a field in which I could make a difference to how others valued both literature and language. After leaving teaching, I sought a new challenge and a new avenue by which to pursue my love of helping others with their words.

I support writers of fictional and personal stories to tell irresistible stories, as if they were simply born to write. My online community, Storytellers Elite offers developing writers support and learning to master the craft of writing great fiction.

How to Write a Story that Will Make Someone Cry

Many writers wish they knew how to write a story that will make someone cry. They want to know how to make their readers feel such strong emotion that they sob while reading about fictional characters. How do you do that?

What Does Show Don’t Tell Mean In Writing?

The advice writers are most often given is ‘show don’t tell’. In Facebook writing groups, critique groups, writers’ circles, creative writing workshops, the mantra is ‘show don’t tell’. What does it even mean? What are you supposed to achieve with that? It sounds confusing. It sounds like you’re meant to draw pictures for your readers rather than write them a story.