By Roberta Brown
Writing is a very solitary pursuit, one that at times requires engagement with another writer to check progress, vision and sometimes one’s sanity!
DWW has your back with a Mentor Program that is open to all members. Perhaps you are looking for a mentor or are open to mentoring another member. You may just want to connect on a regular basis with a fellow writer. Our Mentor Program meets all those needs.
The mentor relationship can be whatever you make it and can last as long as you want. Some members meet monthly to check progress on writing goals (this can be in person or by phone). Others have a long-distance mentor, with the majority of contact done by phone and email. Still others get together every few months for coffee, conversation and encouragement. A few mentors even critique one another’s work. You call the shots!
As chair of the Mentor Program, I see myself as a matchmaker. You contact me by phone or email, and we’ll discuss what you are looking for in a mentor, what you are willing do to as a mentor, and/or what you are looking for in just getting together on a semi-regular basis with a fellow writer. I then wave my magic pen and strive for a good match.
I can vouch for this program as my mentor, Iris Underwood, helped coach, cajole and encourage me to achieve Established Writer status!
Interested? Contact me at 248-854-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.