Kathryn Lougheed – #WriteMentor Success Stories

We welcome WriteMentor Children's Novel Award runner-up, Kathryn Lougheed, to discuss her writing, her experience of the competition and what comes next. Tell us a little about you and your writing journey to date. I started writing over ten years ago when I happened...

Michael Lunsford – #WriteMentor Success Stories

https://twitter.com/LunsfordMichael/status/1049422400385765376 Michael Lunsford recently took part in our #WriteMentor programme and has now gone onto sign with a literary agent for his story, DEREK HYDE KNOWS SPOOKY WHEN HE SEES IT. Congratulations on your recent...

#WriteMentor Success Stories – Kari Veenstra

Recently, we spoke with 2018 mentee, Kari Veenstra, about her latest announcement of a publication deal and what's happened before and since. Tell us a little about you and your writing journey to date. My mother homeschooled me in the remote jungles of Papua New...

How to win the #WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award by Alexandra Page

Alexandra Page was the #WriteMentor Children's Novel Award winner for 2019. We chatted to her after winning here. Below, she gives her best advice to those hoping to enter this year and become the 2020 winner. Full details of the 2020 award here. Things to do Focus on...

#WriteMentor Success Stories – AJ Vanderhorst

We welcome 2018 mentee, AJ Vanderhorst, to chat about his #WriteMentor experience and his recent, great news. Tell us a little about you and your writing journey to date. I’m a middle-aged, moderately exhausted dad, and I’ve been seriously trying to write fiction...

Amy McCaw – #WriteMentor Success Stories

https://twitter.com/YAundermyskin/status/1056969023039201281 Amy, what about Marisa’s bio convinced you to sub to her? Marisa’s bio immediately made me think that we would work well together. She has a lot of writing experience and has spent time and effort developing...

Sarah Barkoff Palma – #WriteMentor Success Stories

Congratulations on signing with Evernight Teen for you novel, THE WANDERERS! 🎉 https://twitter.com/SarahBPalma/status/1104086092628799491 Sarah, what about Brandy’s bio convinced you to sub to them?  Well, I was looking for someone who was offering a full manuscript...

Hannah Kates – #WriteMentor Success Stories

https://twitter.com/HannahKates1/status/1080917574731223040 Interview by KC Karr Congratulations on signing with your agent! Hannah, what about Marisa’s bio convinced you to sub to her? Thank you for the kind wishes! At the time I submitted to #WM, I had just lost my...

#WriteMentor Success Stories – Camilla Chester

What made you want to get involved in the WriteMentor Spark programme? My SCBWI critique group was no longer meeting to review work regularly, but one of the members had become a Write Mentor. Through her, and other SCBWI members, I heard a lot of good things about...

Haleigh Wenger – #WriteMentor Success Stories

https://twitter.com/haleighwenger/status/1086305165811036160 Interview by KC Karr Haleigh, what about Brandy’s bio convinced you to sub to her? Brandy writes YA contemporary romance and so do I, so right away I knew we’d be compatible. What really got me excited,...

#WriteMentor Success Stories – Jenny Pearson

Interviewed by K.C. Karr Jenny, what about Carolyn’s bio convinced you to sub to her? Carolyn was a ninja, so I couldn’t sub to her. She had to pick me, and I am very pleased she did. Carolyn, what made you fall in love with Daniel Strange and the Prime Minister’s...

#WriteMentor Success Stories

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...

AJ Sass – #WriteMentor Success Stories

https://twitter.com/matokah/status/1053703050429222912 AJ, what about Caroline’s bio convinced you to sub to her? So many things. Caroline is a writer of an award-winning contemporary Middle Grade manuscript, for one. Since my #WriteMentor submission was my first...

#WriteMentor Success Stories – Clare Golding

We interviewed Clare Golding recently, a #WriteMentor mentee from 2018, mentored by A.M. Dassu. Clare has just secured representation and is about to go on submission with her book to publishers. First we asked her mentor, A.M. Dassu:- What made you choose to work...

Tammy Oja – #WriteMentor Success Stories

https://twitter.com/tammy_oja/status/1054837239312773125 Tammy, what about Candace’s bio convinced you to sub to her? Everything. Candace (@Literarydust) is dynamic, outgoing, and kind. She’s got great editing game and her writing style is quick pacing and a great...

Jenni Spangler – #WriteMentor Success Stories

https://twitter.com/JenniSpangler1/status/1043218683655593986 Jenni, what about Lindsay’s bio convinced you to sub to her? Lindsay’s description of her own experience and what she hoped to find in a mentor made me think we’d work really well together. Her book hadn’t...

#WriteMentor Success Stories – Nicole Brake

https://twitter.com/NicoleAlana/status/1126147243864723456 - What made you apply to #WriteMentor 2018? My story is probably a lot longer than many success stories, so get comfortable! I started writing Chasing Blood & Scoundrels in 2015. After several revisions, a...

Katie Bono – #WriteMentor Success Stories

https://twitter.com/lilk8tob/status/1067441687788732416 Katie, what about KC’s bio convinced you to sub to her? KC mentioned in her bio that she was good at tough love, which is exactly what I needed. I was desperate for someone to tell me how to fix my manuscript,...

Lydia Massiah – #WriteMentor Success Stories

https://twitter.com/lydia_massiah/status/1041712366784790528 Interview by K.C. Karr The best part of being a #WriteMentor is seeing authors make their dreams come true. We’re thrilled to share the success story of author Lydia Massiah and her mentor Kathryn Clark....

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