Coaching and Consulting Services

I would be honored to work with you. Shawna Ayoub Ainslie, Writer and Coach.

I would be honored to work with you. Shawna Ayoub Ainslie, Writer and Coach.

I provide a number of writing and consulting services that include retreats, classes, coaching, editing, marketing & branding, and WordPress site setup and maintenance.

As a writing coach, I am available to work with you on developing a writing practice that will meet your personal growth goals as a writer. This might include:

In addition, I offer ghost writing services for when you have a story to tell but need a medium to get your voice on the page.


I have worked with writers of many ages and experience levels since 2004. I currently lead classes and retreats in Bloomington, IN on the theme of “writing through trauma.” This course is designed to aid survivors of any trauma in creating a safe writing practice. In addition, I teach private Fiction and Creative Nonfiction classes.

My consulting takes place via email, phone and in-person or via FaceTime/Skype. You can schedule with me for a single session, or we can create a weekly or monthly coaching budget to suit your needs. Rates are determined per client contract. Multi-hour contracts receive a discount. Before scheduling, ask me about my sliding scale. Referrers receive $50 upon completion of the first 10 hour contract with the referred client.

If you have a project you want to develop with me, please use this form to connect with me! 

There is nothing I love more than helping another writer thrive. I look forward to working with you.

Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

5 Discussion to this post

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  2. […] consider starting your own trauma writing practice. An online search will turn up many coaches like me who can help you get started. Whether the stories you carry are joyful or painful, expressive […]

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  3. […] I love supporting anyone writing through anything, so if you’re stuck in your manuscript, consider working with me to move past blocks and realize your story […]

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    • Mira Sai says:

      Hi Shawna,
      Tried submitting a question re editing my manuscript but it keeps showing error

      If possible, can you send your email address so i can communicate directly? Was referred to you by Tricia Barker.

      Thanks, Mira

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