Mentoring

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.

Steven Spielberg

If you want to write a novel or a work of non-fiction but feel you need guidance and support during the process, then mentoring might be for you. It’s a great way of building deadlines into your creative process without the stress. I provide signposts, feedback on your writing and advice on the inevitable meltdowns that occur along the way. Depending on your needs and time frame, mentoring will involve a regular Skype meeting (monthly or fortnightly) during which we discuss my feedback on your writing, your progress and any problems you’re having.

When you have a complete first draft I will read the manuscript and give you extensive and detailed feedback on what is working and what might need addressing when you redraft the material. If you like, I can also read the new draft and do a second, follow up assessment before you begin the submissions process to publishers or agents.

If you are interested in being mentored by me then do get in touch so that we can discuss your personal requirements and set up a mentorship that suits you.