Ellen Blum Barish


I’m so glad you found me!

I am a writer, editor and teacher whose work has appeared in national print and electronic publications including The Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, SELF, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Kirkus, Brevity, Tablet, Tiferet, Full Grown People and Literary Mama. You can find the complete list here. In recent years, I’ve become almost fully entrenched in the lives of other writers, choosing to immerse myself in teaching, coaching and editing a literary publication.

My approach to working with writers evolved from my experience as a young girl working with a tutor who helped me move through a reading comprehension challenge. It made all the difference and to everyone’s surprise, mostly mine, I became a writer. I help writers start, complete or publish their work, identifying essential construction issues while being sensitive to individual learning styles.

I invite you to read my work, ask me about coaching or workshops, or just email me to send me an interesting article link or let me know what you are working on.

Photo by Suzanne Plunkett