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Between the mentor and the mentee is the work. As a mentor my interest lies in working with you to achieve your writing goals.

I will be a thorough and careful reader of your work; a supportive and empathetic communicator. Your work is yours – and my approach is to enable the growth of your work as you envisage it.

Maybe we won’t always work on the writing, focusing instead on your writing self, on your process, practice and resilience. I hope to help you learn to negotiate tricky periods in your writing life, so you feel more confident in your work and creative processes.

In the main, the mentoring meets will be monthly, face to face or virtually, to discuss your writing (the amount to be arranged between us) and if applicable other aspects of your work, such as time management, motivation, confidence, goal-setting etc.

At the end of the mentoring, you will have a clear idea of what you have achieved and a plan of where to go next.

What does it Cost? and Other Answers

I charge anything between £30-£60 per hour, depending on your financial situation. And suggest we meet for either an hour or two hours with some preparatory time for me to read your work.  

I’m based in the North West of England and if you can travel here, we can meet in person. If that’s not possible, for the same price I offer distance mentoring by email, phone or Skype / zoom.

I recommend monthly meetings, but this is up to you.

I am also happy to advise you if you want to apply for ACE funding to support a mentoring project. Again, just get in touch.

Meeting and consultations cancelled with less than 48 hours notice are non-refundable. I’ll issue you with a contract before we begin.