I am so excited to have the opportunity to a be mentor for the brilliant Write Mentor Summer Mentoring scheme. I love the way Write Mentor work so hard to create accessible and excellent training and mentoring.
If you've been working on something you're excited about and could do with some encouragement, support and a few nudges on how to make your writing even sparklier this is a wonderful and FREE chance to be mentored. The packages offered vary depending on the mentor, so have a look at the Write Mentor site for all the info.
If you're perhaps interested in being mentored by ME 😊, please know that this makes me absolutely shivery with joy (and nerves). I know what it's like to be writing without much more than hope. I know how much it meant to me when people I respected gave me their time and wisdom.
My skills are as an encourager. I am good at helping you see what you are really brilliant at and I am a cheerleader with terrible moves and genuine enthusiasm. I don't pretend to be a great editor or a seer who can promise you publication but I know what has worked for me, I know the market and I know how it feels to be new. I will share with you everything I have, without promising you that I have everything!
I am offering: a submission package/partial for those writing for a YA market. I am open to Fantasy, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Paranormal and Magical Realism. I love creepy worlds, great characters and lyrical writing. I am always interested in an intriguing or unusual concepts. On my list of favourites are: 'The Call' by Peadar Ó Guilín, 'The Accident Season' by Moïra Fowley Doyle and (shhh, I know it's MG) I love the Nevermoor series by Jessica Townsend.