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Mentoring & Coaching

Here you'll find people and organisations offering mentoring and coaching services to writers, and details of any upcoming courses or seminars about becoming a mentor or coach.  If you would like to advertise your mentoring or coaching event/services on this page please get in touch.

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Tue 16 Feb 2016
Do you need help getting started, keeping going, or finishing? Writing a book and getting it published is like running two marathons. Avoid the loneliness of the long-distance writer by getting support and advice along the way Read more...

Mon 26 Oct 2015
"I am a trained writing mentor and have worked with Writing Yorkshire providing advice, setting goals and giving feedback" Read more...

Wed 24 Jun 2015
Writing’s not an elusive skill. There’s a basic formula, even for creative work. Proficiency with the formula means it’s time to start learning the thousand ways to challenge it. The more we read, the better we see this  Read more...

Tue 10 Feb 2015
I offer coaching packages ranging from a one off session to help you break out of a creative rut, to full book support, with regular Skype sessions and 24h response email support. Depending on your specific needs, we'll tailor a coaching package together Read more...

Tue 13 Jan 2015
Zakia Carpenter-Hall is an expert in personal development and using myth, metaphor and story to facilitate herself and others in navigating unexplored territories of being and the great journey within Read more...

Wed 29 Oct 2014
I am based in Birmingham and London but I work worldwide. The best option for us is video Skype calling but I have UK and USA phone numbers too. Join me for one to one mentoring and I’ll get you going with three hour-long sessions Read more...

Tue 11 Feb 2014
Whether you are writing for fun, your own satisfaction, or publication it can help to talk to someone impartial and interested who can offer affordable support, advice and feedback that you can call on when you need it Read more...

Wed 23 Oct 2013
The Writer’s Project offers emerging writers the chance to work with a seasoned professional on all aspects of writing, from broad structural issues to fine details of style Read more...
Tue 13 Sep 2011 to Thu 31 Dec 2015
Mary Crockett is an editor and proofreader based in Greater Manchester. She offers a full range of editing services to fiction and non-fiction writers — from proofreading to substantial editing and help with rewrites. Read more...

Tue 11 Jan 2011 to Thu 31 Dec 2015
Litfest offers a confidential professional development service, either face to face or over the phone. Read more...

Wed 15 Sep 2010 to Thu 31 Dec 2015
NAWE offers a range of one-to-one services. The popular professional development planning service is now available by telephone, as well as face-to-face. A telephone coaching service is also available. Read more...
Tue 14 Sep 2010 to Thu 31 Dec 2015
Kate Evans is a writer and UKCP Accredited Relational Centred Counsellor. She offers a variety of services to writers. Read more...

Wed 26 Sep 2007 to Sat 28 Feb 2015
Doing well and want to reach the next level? Need help getting unblocked? Sarah Lowes is a creative coach. She helps writers with deadlines, writer's block, personal issues and enhanced creativity.  Read more...

Gold Dust is a mentoring scheme for fiction writers, founded by novelist Jill Dawson in response to frequent requests from writing students for more individual support.  Read more...

Aiming for publication? Adventures in Fiction offers a firmly established, one-year professional development programme Read more...

Nicola Morgan, author of acclaimed teenage fiction and internationally successful books about the teenage brain, aims to help other writers become published. Read more...

My name is Helen Stockton and I am a freelance writer and poet, regular magazine columnist and short story writer, plus the author of a book on teaching creative writing Read more...
Our mentoring service offers support and advice over a year, to enable promising writers to develop their work. Read more...

The Writing Smithy is a new literary consultancy, run by novelist Jenn Ashworth and poet Sarah Hymas. Read more...

Katrina Naomi offers advice on putting together collections and pamphlets, provides in-depth reading on small batches of poems and help with developing a sustainable writing practice Read more...
Definition of Mentoring

"Mentoring is a professional relationship with a sympathetic writer, for a timetabled duration, whose focus is your work and how you can raise it to a new level."

S Maitland & M Goodman, Mentoring: a guide for creative writers

Definition of Coaching

"Coaching is all about helping a person get to where they want to be in their professional or personal life. The writer/client is in control – they decide what they want to focus on."

The Writer's Compass

Mentors/Coaches
If you offer mentoring or coaching service to writers, and would like to appear on this page then please get in touch.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a writing coach, click here to find out more about NAWE's new accredited coaching skills course for writers, taking place in 2012.
Mentoring Guide
Mentoring is the subject of a great many of our enquiries from writers, so we have commissioned several resources about it which you can download here. Start with our Mentoring Guide, which is specifically designed for writers who are wondering about mentoring but need to know more.