Writing consulting

We coach novice and emerging writers to critically and creatively unearth, hone, and flex their powerful voices as they find worth in their work

Creative Writing Program

Struggling to get your ideas down and out into the world? Have a writing project that you just can’t seem to finish?

If you’re tired of coming up with creative ideas yet struggle to write them, speak them, or work them into measurable goals, don’t give up.

Flex Your Word is here to help!

We help you nurture, discover, and put into practice the creative and technical gifts you have to lead a better life as an artist, educational professional, or community member.

With our expert advice, coaching, and community building, you are sure to feel more equipped to think, write, and live your way into a more fulfilling life.

Working with Flex Your Word will:

Become a better writer in 4 weeks

Our 4-week creative writing program includes the following:

Developmental Editing

Resolve “big picture” issues in your manuscripts regarding form, structure, plot, point of view, and characterization

Complete Manuscript Read with Revision Feedback

Receive advanced revision notes on your manuscript in a timely manner

Copyediting & Proofreading

Draft it and print it. I’ll help you get it ready for a publisher!

Career Advice/Accountability

We’ll get you to your next level! Our career advice will help you confidently make that big decision.

Publication Guidance

Find out how, when, and where to publish.

Craft Support

Polish your overall understanding and implementation of craft across the genres

Rather have a one-time consultation?

Struggling to get your ideas down and out into the world? Have a writing project that you just can't seem to finish?

Meet Your Consultant

Tommy Mouton

Meet Your Consultant

Tommy Mouton

Tommy Mouton is a southern writer, an award-winning educator, and a writing coach.

He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from San José State University. His work appears in The Writer’s Chronicle, Flash Fiction Forum, The Adroit Journal, Auburn Avenue, Callaloo, and Reed.

Over the years, he has received fellowships from Public Voices, Writers’ League of Texas, AWP, the Steinbeck Fellows Program, and Tasajillo.

As a dynamic dramatic reader, his work has been featured in venues hosted by: ACC’s Literary Coffeehouse, Poetry Center San José, Babylon Salon, LitQuake, Sacramento Stories on Stage, among others.

A Louisiana native, Tommy currently lives in Austin, where he teaches in the English major at Huston-Tillotson University. He co-owns Flex Your Word with his wife April.

Are you Ready to get started?

Becoming a more confident and accomplished writer begins with a single first step.
Schedule A Consultation
During the call we'll discuss your writing project and goals.
Send in Your Writing Samples
Once on-boarded, you'll send Coach Tommy your writing samples for him to review.
Begin Your Program, Class, or Consultation
During your time with Coach Tommy, he will guide and coach you to become a more confident writer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Multi-week, typically 4 weeks long

Pricing is dependent on services needed, though 4-week sessions, one hour/week, begin at $300.

Coaching for creative writers to improve their craft, including:

  • Developmental Editing
  • Complete Manuscript Read with Feedback
  • Craft support
  • Line-Editing/Copyediting/Proofreading
  • Publication Guidance
  • Career Advice/Motivation/Accountability

Our writing program is designed for individuals who desire to conceptualize, begin, sustain, and complete a writing project (in all literary genres)


Currently, our program is 1:1 coaching. We will very soon, however, offer “group setting” courses that will cap at 8-10 students per class.

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