Hello lovely people 🙂 In my umpteenth attempt at starting a new business, I’ve been thinking I would like to start working as a creative writing mentor. What qualifies me to do this you ask? To be honest, not much. Who can ever really feel audacious enough to call themselves a true expert in, well, anything?
BUT, I do have a bachelor’s degree in English, I’ve written articles for various websites and magazines, I’ve self-published five poetry books, I’m almost ready to publish a book of short stories, I have this blog, and I’ve basically been writing since I was in the womb. While I think writing advice should always be taken with a grain of salt, there are always nuggets of wisdom I hold onto from the greats, like JK Rowling, Stephen King, Dorothy Parker, and Maya Angelou.
So, how would this mentoring thing work? Well, you would send me a short story or fiction excerpt (around 500 words or so), or poetry (up to five pages). I’ll read it, and for a fee, I’ll send you detailed feedback about things that are working well in your writing, and areas that could be improved.
I took several writing classes when I was in college, but one of the most transformative things for my work was having a meeting with my professor about a story I wrote. It was after I graduated, and the feedback he gave me continues to improve my writing, almost 2 years later.
People are always asking me for advice in writing, self-publishing, and editing, so I figure this is a way that I could turn that advice into a real business.
If paying for writing advice and having a mentor sounds like your cup of tea, get in touch!
Email me at AshleyLillyMentor@yahoo.com to let me know if you’re interested, to discuss your project, or to request quote. ❤