Mentorships

Mentorships from Olvar Wood

By: Olvar Wood  29-Jun-2011
Keywords: Writing, Book, Writer

Writing can be a lonely occupation. In the privacy of your study, perched precariously between all of the other demands in your life, it's easy to lose heart, or faith, in yourself or your work. Our goal in providing a uniquely-adaptable and personal mentorship program is to support you in finding ways to improve your writing that are particular to your needs as writer.

A skilful mentor who respects your intentions can see things you cannot and help you to achieve the full potential of your work. It can be a challenging but truly exhilarating working relationship during which you make far more rapid progress than you would if you stumbled along by yourself.

Your mentor will meet with you - either in person or by phone - each fortnight. In between meetings the mentor will read your work and prepare feedback on up to 5000 words each cycle (though more can be negotiated). The sessions are tailored to suit the needs and styles of both of us, with the emphasis on having realistic goals that can be met in the period of the mentorship.

A mentorship is more personal and more focused than a university courses or even writers centre masterclass, where the feedback you receive will not be as in-depth, personal, or sustained. A mentorship is about you, your work, and your dreams as writer.

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