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Year Long Author Mentorship 2024
Starts 1 August 2024 - August 2025

This is for authors who want to work very deeply on a story over a longer period.

 This is a very structured programme that runs with a series of emails, tasks and key lessons. ​It will take your book all the way from an idea to a completed book  This could be a professional book, non-fiction, biography or memoir.  At the end of the process, and it you commit to it, you will have a book in your hand.

Acceptance subject to an interview

Your first step is to fill in the form on this page. 

A Year Long Writing Mentorship? 

I know most writers need a few things to make real progress in their writing:

1. Some clear steps to follow to start, write and complete. 
2. Experienced mentors to give you the right advice, hold you accountable and make sure you get al the way to the end.
3. A methodology that works to push your book to completion, layout and publication. 

 

You are getting all these key elements.  The mentorship is highly successful because of the many accountability factors I have in place. ​These are the real day-to-day nudges that are included, to keep you writing, keep you inspired and most importantly help you over your writing slumps.   

This is not an online course at all, this is a mentorship process.  You will do the writing, with a team to support you.

At the end of the process you will have a book in your hand. This mentorship excludes the cost of printing your book but will take you all the way to that stage. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You are going to be supported all the way to write, rewrite and finish your book.

 

For the first few months we will follow the clear writing process outlined in the book Write your Book in 100 Days . This is a process over 180 authors have used to write and publish over 17 years. It is solid. This is a clear and structured writing process that will get you to create, plan, write and COMPLETE your first draft of your book. 

Depending on what you enjoy in a creative process, you can join the group of authors travelling a similar journey or you can work solo with your mentor (but can dip into the group sessions for discipline and connection).  You will move down the path to publication,  but the writing journey is your own. 

 

  • You will be on a fixed and structured course with lessons and tasks that will bring together the architecture of your book. This is a very structured programme with a series of emails, calls and key lessons over these months and will take you all the way to a solid first draft over the first few months.  

  • Once your first draft is complete we will start the process of review and refinement. 

  •  You will work with a mentor and meet every 4 weeks to review your work and to keep your book on track and make sure you are meeting your word count deadlines. 

  • We expect updates every 2 weeks in the initial planning phases. As you move into the writing phase you will be required to complete a scene or chapter every two weeks for review and input.

  • We want you to put in the time - so we have a number of group writing dates. Every single Wednesday we have an (optional) scheduled writing group for 4 hours which will push up your word count and allow you to write in community and connect with your mentors and other authors. 

  • We have a monthly 'At Home Writing Binge' of three days of solid writing, 7 hours a day. 


​These are all part of the mentorship structure. ​

 

MENTORSHIP COSTS 2024

The 2024 mentorship cost is $3,200 for the entire process. 

If you are based in Southern Africa the price is R36,000 for the 12 month process. You will be a link to make payment with a code for ZAR authors. 

Payment is done in 5 instalments. 

1. A deposit 

2. Four more instalments. 


Acceptance subject to an interview

Your first step is to fill in the form on this page. 

WHAT HAPPENS - PRACTICALLY?

In a nutshell, you will plan, write and produce your first draft.
 
Part 1  [10 days]  Plan. Time to design and plot your book
Part 2  [5 months]  Write! You write hard and fast with a view to getting down a minimum of 50,000 words
Part 3 [3 months] Rewrite Fix. Refine. Rewrite.

Part 4 [2 months] Final round of feedback and writing. Prepare your marketing and submission material

Part 5 [3 months]. Publishing process. This is a few stages. 1. Edit. 2. Design and layout 3. Proofing 4. Signoff and printing 5. Loading onto Amazon and Print on Demand. 

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Our Mentoring Team.

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With all the content for my book in hand and a message I wanted to share, I needed someone to help me structure my thoughts and give life to my ideas. Sarah Bullen masterfully brought all the words together into a completed manuscript. Thank you for your patience, persistence, integrity and professionalism. You made my dream come true!

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