I’m Blair Hurley, and I’m a writer and college instructor of creative writing. A graduate of Princeton University (A.B.) and NYU (M.F.A.), my debut novel, THE DEVOTED, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Company. I have stories published or forthcoming in West Branch, Mid-American Review, Washington Square, Day One, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. I’m a winner of a 2018 Pushcart Prize. I teach at McMaster University, Grubstreet and the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.

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.