Mentoring Opportunity for a British East Asian & Southeast Asian Writers
I am offering FREE mentoring for one year for a prose writer (short fiction, flash fiction, middle-grade, young adult or adult fiction or non-fiction), six hourly sessions either face-to-face or on SKYPE (whichever works out easiest), I will read work, signpost and offer my advice dependent on your personal needs as a writer.
To apply please e-mail the following:
Deadline: 30th April 2019
Last year's mentee Eliza Chan who is a SFF writer from Scotland. Working with Eliza has been amazing and her novel is unlike anything I have ever read. Her specific goal was to finish a novel and we mapped out what was achievable with her working full-time. Mentoring is about allowing the mentee to examine their own writing processes and my job is to be a champion on the sidelines.
If mentoring is not what you are looking for right now, but you would like to be in touch with other writers from a similar background then you can ask to join Bubble Tea Writers. This is a private facebook group for British East Asian and Southeast Asian writers. The group is for signposting and celebrating each other. I have met some of the writers in person and hope to meet many more.
Many writers and organisations have championed me and my work. Even though I have been writing for a long time, I sometimes need help and support too. This is because we can get in the way of our own success. We're always learning and growing as creative people, and as humans. Being a writer is not simply about getting words on a page, it's about overcoming your own demons and inner critic.
I want to pay it forward. I already help a few writers in my own time by offering advice, reading work and supporting them on their journeys, as I have been supported on mine.
What experience do I have that might be useful? I have taught creative writing for children, teens and adults for Writing West Midlands. I was also a prose tutor at Arvon Lumb Bank working with Chinese writers. Many of my students from that project remain friends and continue to write.
I have been on writing courses and workshops (PG Diploma in Writing from BCU and a Masters in American Film and Literature, Introduction to Screenwriting, Novel Writing Workshop with Sophia Bennett, Arvon City with Helen Cross and David Gaffney, Productivity workshop with P.M. Freestone, Thinking Space peer coaching course with Steph Vidal-Hall and many more).
I have been published in anthologies, have had two children's books published and have had various commissions. I have been a writer for thirteen years.