A personal mentor offers expertise and experience to emerging writers looking to take their work to a higher level or during a time of growth in your career. A mentor will listen to what you want to achieve and then give you focused support and guidance. Mentoring may also benefit emerging and established writers making a change in direction or medium but it is not advised for those starting out.
Mentors usually work with you on a specific project such as: progressing the first draft of a script, editing an anthology of poetry or short stories, writing in a different media or honing a novel.
Our mentoring services will help you locate and find exactly the right mentor for you.
We currently offer a long-term face-to-face mentoring scheme, but we'll be launching other interactive, shorter-term services shortly. Watch this space.
Face to Face
Each NWS Writer Mentor scheme lasts nine months. During that time you will meet with your Writer Mentor five times. Each session lasts no more than ninety minutes.
New Writing South will find your mentor, broker the contract, advise you on fundraising, monitor the process and support the relationship throughout.