This will be my second year as mentor for WriteMentor. I loved my experience last year and I hope that I can really help someone bring their manuscript along. Through my MA, (now PhD) my involvement with SCBWI and years of reading and learning my craft, I hope I can offer guidance to someone, just as I’ve benefitted from the generosity of others to me on the way. Getting ahead in publishing can be a challenge and I wish this opportunity had been around for me a few years back.
What kind of writer am I looking to mentor? I’m fairly open to what I’m looking for – though I think my area of expertise is YA or upper MG – I love, love, love reading fantasy/reworking of fairy tales or a new take on old tales. But I write contemporary and I read widely so I’m open to any genre. The main thing for me is this: a strong sense of voice! In addition what I’m always looking for is a new great character, dialogue and plot (yes worldbuilding is important but it’s the others that really make a work stand out for me). So thriller, historical, dystopian, mystery – I open to them all. If you feel I’d be a good fit for you, send away… Any questions, just contact me at @ Anna_Mainwwaring on Twitter.
Currently I’m offering two passes on your work but the precise nature of how we’ll work together can be agreed at a later date.
So all the details of how to apply can be found by looking at @WriteMentor on Twitter or via the website https://write-mentor.com.
Good luck to all applicants!