I feel unbelievably lucky to have been selected for #writementor. It is incredible how much a supportive network and a dedicated mentor can do for your writing. #writementor not only gave me the tools and the determination to improve my manuscript, but also an insight into the industry. I cannot recommend this wonderful community enough and feel indebted to Stuart for setting it up.
Writementor is a fantastic opportunity with a wonderful, supportive community. I fully expect a lot of debuts will have #writementor and Stuart to thank in the coming years.
#WriteMentor has been a game changer for me. Very quickly I found I had complete faith in my mentor’s opinions, as pretty much everything she said hit home. With her advice and insight I rewrote my opening, and submitted it to a literary festival and a competition. Talk about immediate results!! I was short-listed in the competition, while a publisher at the literary festival expressed interest in my writing. From there I have gone on to secure an agent, all in three months. I know that sounds like a fairy tale, but if you are prepared to work, and to listen to advice, then working with a mentor can change your luck completely. If someone already published, agented, or just ahead of you in terms of writing experience, chooses your story because they feel an affinity to it, you have the perfect critic of your work. A mentor is uniquely supportive, and their experience affords you the opportunity to improve in great leaps. I’ve had other eyes on my work before, and masses of constructive feedback, but this felt the most supportive, and best informed. I am immensely grateful to my mentor, and the scheme. I can’t believe how much it has changed everything for me. But it totally has transformed my progress.
My time as a WriteMentor mentee was challenging, uplifting, productive & immensely rewarding. The incredible support of the WM community allowed me to push myself to make my manuscript the best it could be. I worked so hard! And my mentor & fellow mentees cheered me on the entire time. Not only do I have a manuscript I’m incredibly proud of, I have a new community of writing friends who I know will be with me through thick & thin.
I joined #WriteMentor after losing my first publishing contract. Author Marisa Noelle went above and beyond helping me get back on my feet with a whole new book, an amazing pitch, and a query that slays! The community in this program is incredible.
Write Mentor was the best thing to happen to my writing. I gained an amazing mentor, new writer friends, and an encouraging community. Best of all, I’m a much stronger and more confident writer because of the program.
Looking back over #WriteMentor, I’m still in shock at how much my mentor, KC, and I accomplished. She was honest with me about the problems with my manuscript, and after tearing it apart, was there for me while I put it back together. She taught me how to be a stronger writer, and I’m so grateful for everything.
#WriteMentor has helped me to make my manuscript and submission package so much better and has massively improved my confidence. My mentor, Marisa Noelle, has taught me so much and given constructive, thoughtful feedback. I’m ready to start querying because of #WriteMentor and I’ve become part of a friendly, supportive community that will last beyond the process.