Writing Mentoring, often called “private writing coaching” offers a combination of editing and developmental guidance and project management over the course of a book or anthology project. Consider it your personal one-on-one writing class tailored to your needs and goals.
When an author is mentored, generally it is for a longer period of time compared with booking in editing. We meet at least once a month (to every 5 weeks) and in our first “brainstorming meeting” the project’s goals are outlined between the author and the mentor. The author submits their work in segments with additional notes/charts/synopsis that are helpful to the mentor in reading and outlining next steps. Mentoring is best for a project that is new, or one that the author is looking to do an overhaul in stages and get frequent check-ins with to help solidify the vision of the work. Many authors working on a brand-new project for the first time find mentoring helps them to finish their book a lot faster than if they had tried to work on it alone without any guidance. (That was definitely the case when I wrote my fourth book and worked with my mentor, Shelley Weiner!)
We offer two different types of mentoring to fit a variety of budgets:
Single Mentoring Appointments/Consultations -You book-in a time on my calendar and send the segment of work at least five business days in advance for feedback. If you’re wanting feedback on a more frequent basis this isn’t the most cost-effective over a longer period of time. You’ll likely prefer:
Mentoring Packages-You have a choice between session packages and an hourly package. We also offer installment payments.