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Let's achieve your writing goals together.

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision."  – Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art

My mentorships are ideal for aspiring and experienced writers seeking one-on-one guidance and feedback on their writing projects, style and practice. We'll work together to get you closer to your goals and inspire confidence and clarity in your writing.

MENTORING FOR WRITERS

Writing can be isolating. We've all had moments when we're hesitant about something we've written, unsure whether we're growing as writers, or wondering whether anyone is reading our words. A mentor can bridge this gap. Through one or more customised sessions, we'll discuss your writing, your goals, and how you can develop and enhance your work further. 

HI, WOULD YOU LIKE A MENTOR?

The process of writing involves many challenges. Perhaps you:

  • Find yourself stuck

  • Need to sew up a plot hole

  • Would like to explore a new genre

  • Want to start a new writing project

  • Seek confidence to share your work

 

If any of the above statements ring true, this mentorship is for you. We'll discuss your challenges, hone your voice, and look at your writing together. Whether you want to write feature articles, creative non-fiction, blogs, fiction, long-form essays, memoirs, art catalogue essays, your family history or anything else, consider signing up.

Excellent experience. Kriti was patient and encouraging throughout the program. I was pleasantly surprised by all the resources provided, which were specific to my work. This is above and beyond...and much appreciated! This program exceeded my expectations.

JUDY R. MERHAR, Wiesbaden, Germany

JUST A CALL AWAY

This is not a writing course, so there will be no set curriculum. Instead, through a customised structure comprising of one-on-one sessions, we will focus on your writing project or areas that you'd like guidance with, such as: 

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  • Your goals and priorities for the near future and the best ways to achieve them

  • Building confidence so that you feel more comfortable telling your stories and sharing your work 

  • Tightening your writing to make it more compelling and impactful

  • Exploring resources and strategies to develop your skills in the long term

  • Self-editing techniques that make your drafts stronger 

  • Improving time-management and setting achievable goals

 

The structured video/audio calls are designed in part as an informal chat so that you can share freely, supported by actionable tips and strategies that will help you take that next step, no matter what it is. You'll gain skills that will enhance all of your future work.

Vibrant red berries with velvet green leaves as background for writing mentorships by Kriti Bajaj

WORKING WITH ME

Over the last decade, I've been an editor for three online arts publications and an anthropology journal, with writers based around the world.

 

Most recently, I was the Editorial Manager at a Mumbai-based auction house. I've contributed writing to several international publications, guest judged fiction-writing competitions, documented my travels, compiled a family history, and I've been blogging since 2007. 

For three years, I also mentored students and professionals on Art Radar's 13-week online art journalism course, and some of the feedback I received included being flexible, understanding, thorough and capable. Throughout my years as an editor, writer and mentor, one of the things I've enjoyed most is helping people write more impactfully, and guiding them to create the best version of their work.

 

I hope to do the same for you.

PACKAGES

Mentoring packages include:

 

  • An initial one-on-one exploratory session during which we can talk about anything – writer's block, strategies for sustaining your blog, how to get your story where you want it to go, and more 

  • For all packages except Single, subsequent one-on-one progress calls at weekly or fortnightly intervals (to be decided prior to the mentorship start date) to help you keep your writing goals on track 

  • A summary of our calls for you to reflect on later

  • Suggestions for relevant reading materials and resources to help you achieve your specific goals

  • Verbal feedback during our call on drafts of up to 1500 words per call

  • Email guidance during the mentorship period in case you have any questions  

  • Suggestions for developing your writing style and habits over a sustained period

PRICING

*Note: Plus taxes as applicable. The price of each package covers reading drafts of up to 1500 words per call; for longer drafts, an additional reading fee will apply.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Here's a checklist of what you'll need:

  • A reliable internet connection and Zoom 

  • A clear goal or idea of what you'd like to achieve through mentoring

  • Ability and availability to meet deadlines; the time frame will be discussed and mutually decided 

  • Optional: Draft(s) of your writing that you'd like verbal feedback on during our calls 

 

HOW TO SIGN UP

If you have questions at any point, feel free to reach out.