As part of my birthday celebration last week, my mother and I went to see the new iteration of “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. (It was great – I highly recommend!)
Not to give you spoilers, but this movie got me thinking about mentors.
Specifically writing mentors.
I’ve been mentored by writers and have offered those services in the past.
Part of my new writing course is following a structure to finish your novel, and the other part is mentoring clients through the process.
It’s a tricky thing – both for the mentor and mentee.
Sometimes you’re dealing with personal things—listening, asking questions, and speaking from experience, trying not to impose your own opinions while at the same time being of use ~ all while working on writing and trying to get a story to be the best it can be.
And that’s the point of hiring a mentor or taking a writing course, right? To get to a point where your novel is the brightest bestest and most wonderful manuscript potential agents have ever seen.
It is a serious comfort to know that in my writing I can make mistakes and have someone who won’t judge and will help me through it.
If you’re interested in mentoring services, feel free to contact me.
I’d be happy to discuss your needs and help you create! It’s what I do!