Mentorship

One-On-One Mentorship Program

At my book signings, I often run into aspiring authors who have questions about writing process, how to get published, and the experience of writing in general. For a while now, I’ve been thinking about the best way to help writers get the knowledge they need. Writing conventions can cost hundreds of dollars and you generally get very little one-on-one time with authors to get your questions answered. College MFA programs can cost tens of thousands of dollars and often, the instructors have never even had a book published with a major publisher! So I asked myself: how can I provide a solution for people? The result is my new one-on-one mentorship program.

The way it works is simple: for a reasonable investment, you get one-on-one hourly sessions with me via skype (or in person, if you live near Detroit.) You can use the time however you like; I can answer questions about writing process or the publishing business, I can read your work and provide feedback, or you can pick my brain about my work. There are lots of things I’ve achieved that might hold great lessons for the aspiring writer:

– 5 critically-acclaimed novels published by a major publisher (HCI Books, of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series)
– 2 screenplays optioned by Hollywood producers
– Secured representation by a highly-respected New York literary agent
– Built social media / internet following
– Created a highly-successful model for book tours / author appearances

In short, if you want to learn how to write amazing books, get an agent, get your books published, and then sell them to the public, I have information you might want to know. Or maybe you’re just a fan who wants to learn more about how I work; that’s cool, too!

COST

Each session lasts for 1 hour. This might be spent in a skype session or an in-person meeting. If you prefer, you can have me read some of your work (off skype) and then give you feedback on it. The process is very flexible, and you are in control.

The more sessions you purchase, the less they cost.

1 session = $50





5 sessions = $235 ($47 each)





10 sessions = $450 ($45 each)





20 sessions = $800 ($40 each)





MENTORSHIP CERTIFICATE

If you do 20 sessions with me, I’ll send you a free “mentorship” certificate. Completing a mentorship program with a respected author will give you a valuable line to add to your resume, query letter, or MFA program application. Plus, if you spend 20 hours with me, you’ll get an incredible amount of knowledge – probably everything I know!

Imagine if you could have one-on-one time with your favorite literary great – Hemingway, Tolkien, Hesse, or King. Well, you can’t. The first three are dead, and Stephen King is way too busy. I, however, am still alive – and although I am busy, I’m not too busy for you. So what do you say? Let’s sit down together and make you the author you’ve dreamed of becoming.

To get started, simply pay for your desired number of sessions above, then contact me through the “Contact” link on my website to schedule your session.