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This innovative, one-on-one program combines personalized instruction in the art and craft of writing a novel, linked essays, or memoir with meeting goals, sustaining motivation, finding support, publishing, and more. The program provides support for your project, and you as a writer, from a professional developmental editor.

The program lasts eight (8) weeks. Depending on your project and needs, we will schedule when you will submit writing and when you will receive feedback. Typically, mentees submit up to five (5) pages of writing each week and receive feedback within two (2) days along with substantial ideas and resources. Mentoring is suitable for students writing one longer work of fiction.

 

Also included:

 

THREE (3) ZOOM CALLS:

Call #1 (30 minutes during week 1), we will discuss your project and goals.

Call #2 (30 minutes during week 4), review questions or considerations and set/revise goals.

Call #3 (30 minutes during week 8), address remaining questions and set

up next steps.

 

RESOURCES: 

The mentor will suggest exemplar writing, craft pieces, helpful books, authors to follow, and/or other resources.

 

GOAL: 

Approximately 40 pages of new and/or revised work, a hearty understanding of the genre, and a practical introduction to life as a writer.

 

LIMITED TO THREE (3) STUDENTS IN SPRING

 

LEVEL:

All

 

WHERE:

ZOOM and via email

 

DURATION:

Eight (8) weeks

 

ADMISSION:

Rolling admissions year-round

 

START DATE:

The program begins during, or shortly after,the first week of the season, with the writer's first submission and the first Zoom call (mutually agreed upon date and time)


END DATE:

Eight (8) weeks after start date, with the final feedback and last Zoom call

 

Please call (203) 227-3250 or email info@WestportWriters.org for more information. 

Mentoring with Christine Pakkala

SKU: M101
$995.00Price
  • If you’re interested in a mentoring program not yet on the website, please contact us for more information.

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