with Adele Annesi
This innovative, one-on-one program combines personalized instruction in the craft and art of fiction with inspiration toward your writing goals. Based on the mentoring segment of the MFA in creative writing, the program provides support for your project and you as a writer from a writing professional who understands publishing and the writing life.
Here’s how it works… Every week and a half you’ll email one submission of up to 10 pages of short or long-form fiction in Word.doc or .docx format. You’ll receive your commented pages back within one week, unless otherwise noted, with feedback in the form of line editing, comments and queries, and an overview of the pages with particulars on craft elements. The program is suitable for adult, women’s, commercial, some genre, upmarket and literary fiction.
Also included/planned are:
※ Three Zoom Meets: The first occurs at the start of the program to discuss your project and goals. The second occurs around the program midpoint to review any questions or considerations. The last occurs at the program close to answer remaining questions and plan next steps.
※ Readings: With each commented submission, the mentor will include suggested readings on craft elements that need further development.
※ Resources: Handouts on craft and writing resources, a bibliography tailored to your needs and project, a checklist that defines key craft elements and questions to consider for each element.
※ A Goal: Up to 40 pages of new and/or revised work.
Writing Sample: A two-page writing sample is required for acceptance into the program.
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
WHERE: Zoom and via email
DURATION: Eight weeks
ADMISSION: Rolling admissions year-round
START DATE: Program begins with the mentor and writer’s first Zoom meeting
END DATE: Eight weeks after start date
PRICE: $595 introductory rate for winter series
For more information, call 203.227.3250 or email info@WestportWriters.org
This program is filled until May 1st. To apply for the program, please contact us to be waitlisted.
If you’re interested in a mentoring program not yet on the website, please contact us for more information.