MENTORING

MENTORING SESSIONS

WRITING CONSULTATION — An opportunity to discuss your writing projects more generally with Sue and to find a way forward which may lead to some of the mentoring strands below.   This consultation may also be used for completed work for which you don’t need mentoring but do, perhaps, need some guidance about what the next step might be.
This one-hour consultation can be taken face-to-face, via Skype, telephone, or through a series of e-mails, or a combination of some of these.
£50

POETRY — up to 6 poems (maximum 40 lines per poem) — £50 — this is for tutor’s preparation time* and a subsequent feedback session (up to one hour) either face-to-face if you live locally, or via Skype, phone or e-mail.

SHORT STORIES — up to 4,000 words — £50 — this is for tutor’s preparation time* and a subsequent feedback session (up to one hour) either face-to-face if you live locally, or via Skype, phone or e-mail.

FIRST CHAPTER (novel/memoir) — up to 4,000 words — £50 — send me the first chapter of your work in progress with a synopsis and we’ll discuss ways forward.   The fee covers tutor’s preparation time* and a subsequent feedback session (up to one hour) either face-to-face if you live locally, or via Skype, phone or e-mail.

NOVELS/MEMOIR — up to 65,000 words — £395 — this is for tutor’s preparation time* and up to three one-hour feedback sessions (maximum), either face-to-face, by telephone or by e-mail.   This can be done in instalments of several chapters at a time if the novel is a work in progress.   These three sessions must be taken within a 12-month period, otherwise a re-reading fee of £150 will be charged.

POETRY PAMPHLET — (up to 30 poems) — £190
POETRY COLLECTION — (up to 60 poems) — £320
this is for tutor’s preparation time* and up to three one-hour feedback sessions (maximum), either face-to-face if you live locally, or via Skype, phone or e-mail.

Paper copies of the work to be mentored must be sent at least five days in advance of your appointment together with the appropriate fee in full.

Please note mentoring fees are non-refundable.
 
* This includes comments on technique and writing style, as well as minor proof reading corrections.

“Mentoring has enhanced my writing — beyond my imagination… I needed someone with patience and understanding and I have found Sue so helpful — when I have thought my poem was finished… Sue asks me to dip deep — sometimes I don’t think I can do it… but I do… and the difference it makes to the poem is amazing.   Sue is incredibly sensitive and flexible in her approach to being a mentor and has been the greatest help to me as a poet… I have had more poems published in the year that I have worked with Sue than ever before… I can’t thank her enough.”

Audrey Ardern-Jones, Poet

Contact Sue for more information.