"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
Ideal for those seeking one-on-one guidance and feedback on their writing style and practice, my mentorships are carefully designed to inspire confidence and clarity in your writing. We'll work together on getting you closer to your goals, one step at a time.
This is not a writing course, so there will be no set curriculum. Instead, we will follow a unique structure and focus on 2 to 3 pieces of your writing (depending on the package), plus:
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
You'll take away pieces of writing that you're confident to share, and skills that will enhance all of your future work.
HI, WOULD YOU LIKE A MENTOR?
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 – we'll discuss your writing, how you can develop and enhance your work further, and I'll definitely be reading everything you write!
If you want to hone your voice through writing, need a guiding hand and feedback on your work, or seek the confidence to put your stories out there, this mentorship is for you. Whether you're an aspiring writer just starting your journey or an experienced one; whether you want to explore a new genre or start a project; whether you want to write feature articles, creative non-fiction, blogs, fiction (short stories or chapters from a manuscript), long-form essays, memoirs, art catalogue essays, or anything else, consider signing up.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Here's a checklist of what you'll need before you register for the mentorship:
A reliable internet connection, Gmail account (recommended) and Zoom
A first draft of any piece of writing between 1000 - 1500 words that you'd like feedback on
Clear ideas for the additional piece(s) of writing between 1000 - 1500 words each that you'd like to work on during the mentorship, including theme, style and purpose (for example, you might have an idea for a short story, or perhaps the first post for an art criticism blog you've always wanted to create)
Availability during the mentorship to meet deadlines; there's no fixed number of hours as everyone writes at a different pace, but you'll only have a few days to work on each of your drafts and revisions – so make sure your schedule can accommodate this
Not quite ready for a mentorship yet? Book a consultation.
1 hour | $85
Early bird price!
Register before 15 July 2021
These one-hour sessions are tailor-made, and we can talk about anything from writers' block to strategies for sustaining your blog. The structured video/audio call is 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. I'll also send you a summary of our call as well as helpful resources.
HOW TO SIGN UP
WORKING WITH ME
Over the last 9 years, 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.
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