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. It is helpful to have a significant word count before you begin the mentoring process as you would normally submit your whole manuscript to the mentor at the beginning of the mentoring programme.

Our mentors will 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 the draft of your novel.

We will work with you to help you find exactly the right mentor and you will be fully supported by New Writing South who will broker the contract, monitor the process and support the relationship throughout.

Our Writer Mentor scheme can be tailored to your requirements and can last between three and nine months. During that time you will meet with your mentor for an agreed number of sessions. Each session lasts no more than ninety minutes and all sessions are currently taking place on Zoom during the pandemic.

How to book:

In the first instance, please contact us by email to discuss your requirements.