Writers of all kinds often face common challenges; from finding the time to write and tackling creative blockages to preparing manuscripts for publication.

Our expert mentors are uniquely placed to help, from the fine detail of your work to the bigger picture of your life as a writer. Working one-to-one, each session is focussed on how best to help you, wherever you are in your writing journey.

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Who is it for?

We offer mentoring sessions for writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. You might be at the start of your writing journey and seeking ways to develop your craft; working on a manuscript and needing advice on a particular issue; or have finished a piece of work and be seeking feedback and wondering about your next steps.

If you are under 18 and are interested in mentoring sessions, please contact us before booking on info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk or call 01603 877177.

How does it work?

Mentoring takes place face-to-face at the National Centre for Writing’s home in Dragon Hall. You can send an extract of your work in progress to your mentor a week in advance, to be discussed during the hour-long mentoring session. Your mentor will be able to provide feedback, help you assess where you are and where you wish to be, and help you to develop a plan for getting there.

Skype sessions are available by arrangement. Please email info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk or call 01603 877177 to arrange.

Where do I sign up?

Choose from poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction – select from the sidebar on the left to find out more about each mentor.

One hour slots are available to book online – £55 each.

Book three sessions with the same mentor together to receive a 10% discount – the discount will be automatically added to your basket or call 01603 877177 to arrange.