“Having someone in my corner made a huge difference to my moral. Each month Emma helped me, first, with the opening to my novel, then my synopsis and lastly my agent letter. She was supportive, encouraging, and gave lots of practical support and advice. I’m very grateful to her and SPARK.“
Camilla Chester, who was mentored by Emma Smith-Barton and signed with agent Laura West at David Higham (Read her full success story here)
WriteMentor Spark is a monthly, online one-to-one mentoring service. Working with a children’s author, you will receive ongoing developmental editing, writing advice, publishing insights, and direct feedback on your manuscript to help you elevate your writing craft to the next level.
Starting at only £25 a month, Spark is both affordable and accessible, with bespoke options that range from single chapter edits to full manuscript feedback.
Most importantly, Spark is a flexible mentoring service with no long-term obligation or fixed term. We are here to be flexible to your needs and will always be happy to chat about anything bespoke or unusual that you might need.
We have over 20 mentors from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences who are here to help you with your children’s manuscript – from Middle Grade to Young Adult. Read their profiles below to find out more about their writing and mentoring.
“I am so glad I discovered WriteMentor, it is such a warm and welcoming community where established children’s authors mingle freely with new and aspiring ones.”
Piu Das Gupta, who was mentored by Lindsay Galvin and signed with agent Chloe Seager at Madeleine Milburn (Read her full success story here)
Click here to read more about our mentors and how they can support you
How much does it cost for the mentoring?
There are several levels:
Level 1 will include 1500 words a month for mentoring (£25).
Level 2 will include 3000 words a month for mentoring (£40).
Level 3 will include 5000 words a month for mentoring (£60).
Level 4 will include 10,000 words a month for mentoring (£110).
There is no long term commitment, so while you will sign up to a monthly, rolling payment, this can be cancelled at any time.
How does it work?
Each month you will send over the allotted word count from your manuscript, and you will receive feedback from your mentor, which may include overall thoughts, inline comments or suggestions on how to improve.
You will also get a follow-up email consultation, where you can reply with any questions (in one email) either about your manuscript specifically or about the industry and writing more generally.
There are two options for payment:
If you are based in the UK:
The best option is to set up a standing order to the following account, for the correct amount for your level of membership. (I will email you back when I receive your form, above, and when I do, let me know once you’ve set up the standing order).
Name: Write Mentor
Bank: Bank of Scotland
Sort Code: 802260
Account Number: 18564467
Please set it up to pay on the 1st of every month and payment is in advance, so you pay on the 1st of February for your February membership.
You can cancel the standing order at any time, should you wish to stop your membership, but do email me to let me know.
If you are based outside the UK:
Use the option below, selecting the correct level from the dropdown menu. No need to email if you pay this way as I’ll get sent an email. I would leave a message with your name (as it appears on the form) to ensure I know it’s you who has paid.
Interested? Please fill in the form below.
Once payment is confirmed (if you use PayPal, I will receive an email, but if you set up a standing order (UK) then tell me by reply once I’ve emailed you) you can enter the reference into the form above when you sign up and then you’ll be good to go.
I’ll receive an email when you press submit – I will then email you with sign-up details for the #WriteMentor Platform.
You will not receive an auto-confirmation, so please be patient as I will be manually emailing you. If you submit the form and haven’t heard from me within 1 week, do nudge me. You can DM me on Twitter: @StuartWhiteWM
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