More free mentoring for working class writers
I have great news to share with you. But first, a huge thank you to all of you who shared my post last week launching my initiative to offer free mentoring to working class aspiring writers. By sharing that post you made a tremendous impact, not only in getting the word out and encouraging lots of people to apply, but – and this is the exciting bit – by sharing the word we reached a sponsor.
I was contacted this week by someone who wants to sponsor two more mentees in my October group. This means, that my first mentee has some like-minded company, and that not only will we be doing our four one-to-one sessions, but we will also be having a group zoom together, and we will have a shared (and closed) space on a Facebook group for my mentees to post (and me to answer) queries, worries, and just start building a community. For example, say that one mentee has a question about dialogue that week, I can put together helpful advice on dialogue and post it in the group for everyone to benefit from.
This type of writerly community is INVALUABLE to aspiring writers, and so the fact that a sponsor has made this possible is just incredible. I am so delighted, I can’t tell you.
So, a huge thank you again for sharing, and of course, if there is anyone else out there who would like to sponsor an aspiring working class writer, please do get in touch. And, most importantly, don’t forget I have alerted my mentee for the month of October, and I now have the pleasure of alerting TWO more thanks to our sponsor. If you weren’t successful this month, do not fret, there is always November. You can re-apply as many times as you like over the next year.
Here’s a reminder of the details:
For now, I’m only offering this to those in the UK and Ireland, you must be over 18 and have a work in progress you need some help with. It can be memoir, non-fiction or fiction. The mentoring will last for one calendar month, so that will be four online meetings one-to-one and some email support in-between if necessary.
If you would like to be considered, please email outlining for me in no more than 300 words your current writing project, why you feel you need help, and a little of your background. As I said, this is open to unpublished, unrepresented aspiring writers from working class backgrounds only. We will be working together in November 2021. I’m afraid I will only be able to reply to the applicant who is successful. If you are unsuccessful this month, try again for December, and subscribe to this newsletter so you see my next prompt here first.
My email address is: email@example.com
Get your applications for November mentoring in by October 31st.
I can't wait to hear your stories!