I’m Blair Hurley, and I’m a writer and college instructor of creative writing. A graduate of Princeton University (B.A.) and NYU (M.F.A.), I have stories published or forthcoming in West Branch, Washington Square, Day One, The Butter, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. I teach at the University of Chicago and Storystudio Chicago.

I offer in-depth manuscript critiques, line-by-line story editing, and private writing coaching. Click “services” to learn about the many ways I help writers, from query letter assistance to proofreading and more. Contact me today about preparing your manuscript for success.



Manuscript Consultation

Prepare your finished manuscript to send to editors or agents. A thorough consultation of your novel’s plot, language, and characters.



Content Editing

Get an in-depth, line-by-line critique of your story or manuscript, with feedback and suggestions on your story’s language and voice.



Writing Coaching

Just getting started? Get feedback, guidance, and inspiring exercises as you embark on your writing project.