MENTORING - FULL PROGRAMME
What we offer:-

At NovelMakers we offer a choice of Full Book Mentoring programmes covering 6, 9 or 12 months.

Spaces on our Full Book Mentoring programmes are limited to ensure we give our mentees the best 1:1 support possible.

Our Full Book Mentoring Programmes are ideal for writers who are serious about completing a manuscript or who are ready to start editing their first draft and want help, support and constructive feedback along the way.

Criteria for acceptance:-

In order to be accepted on to any of our Full Book Mentoring programmes you must first have taken a Taster session with us. Please indicate at the time you submit your work for the Taster session that you are hoping to progress to a Full Book Mentoring programme with us, we can then discuss this in further detail during our consultation with you.

If, once we have considered your work, we do not feel you are ready to get the best out of our Mentoring programmes we will tell you. We would not want you to spend a considerable sum of money if you are not yet at a stage in your writing journey to get the most out of it. We may in some cases refer you to our online course syllabus as an alternative.
What you will receive:-

Our Initial Chat
We should already have spoken during the consultation part of your Taster session, here we will have a chance to explore in more detail your writing aspirations, what you hope to achieve from the Mentoring programme and details of the novel you will be working on during the programme.

The Appraisal:-
The written appraisal will cover:-
  • Spelling and grammar (NB. This is not a copy edit and so whilst we will comment on these areas, we will not pick up each individual mistake or problem);
  • Style;
  • Plot;
  • Characterisation;
  • Dialogue;
  • Point of view;
  • Suggestions for improvements such as cuts, rewrites or clarifications;
  • Suitability for the genre;
  • Overall impression.

The Initial Follow Up 1:1
During the follow up 1:1 we will take you through our written appraisal step by step and discuss any points you require clarification on. The consultation will also provide you with an opportunity to raise any writing related questions which we will seek to answer either at the time or in a follow up email depending on the advice required.

Email Contact
You will be able to email us throughout the length of your Book Mentoring programme as much or as little as you wish. We will endeavour to reply to your emails as quickly as we can, but an immediate response will not always be possible.

Month 2 1:1s
This consultation will concentrate on your writing timetable – what you hope to achieve, when best to schedule time for your writing, how to stick to your timetable etc.,

The Roadmap
The Roadmap for the future will be a short follow up plan covering the main points arising out of the appraisal and our subsequent month 2 discussion.

Submission of Work
In the middle months of each Full Book Mentoring programme you will have the opportunity to submit work for appraisal and discussion by your Mentor. This will be of a limited word count depending on the length of programme you are undertaking. These submissions will be taken from your work in progress.

1:1s (excluding first month, second month and last month of programme)
These consultations will be a chance for us to talk about the work you submitted for assessment each month and whatever areas of your writing you need help with most. From our email exchanges, we will likely set an agenda of the points we would each like to cover. This will change month by month depending on how your work in progress is progressing. We feel this flexibility offers you the best opportunity to take advantage of our experience and get the best out of our Mentoring programmes.

Review of Progress 1:1
In the final month of the programme we will spend some time talking about what the programme has covered and what you have achieved.

Roadmap for the Future
This will be a short plan setting out your goals for the future and how they might be achieved.

Final Follow Up 1:1
In this final consultation we will go through your Roadmap for the Future. There will also be an opportunity for us to discuss any questions you have concerning your writing and future progress.
Timetable for full book mentoring
6 Months:-

Month 1
30-minute initial chat – telephone, Skype, Facebook;
Full or part manuscript appraisal depending on where you are with your work in progress;
Follow up 45-minute 1:1 – telephone, Skype, Facebook;
Email contact throughout.

Month 2
1 hour 1:1;
Follow up Roadmap for your future progression during the mentoring programme;
Email contact throughout.

Month 3
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 5,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout

Month 4
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 5,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 5
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 5,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 6
1 hour 1:1 to review progress;
Roadmap for future goals;
Final 1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

A full manuscript appraisal is available at the end of any of our Full Book Mentoring programmes for a discounted fee of £200 for up to 60,000 words and £350 for up to 100,000 words.

9 Months:-

Month 1
30-minute initial chat – telephone, Skype, Facebook;
Full or part manuscript appraisal depending on where you are with your work in progress;
Follow up 45-minute 1:1 – telephone, Skype, Facebook;
Email contact throughout.

Month 2
1 hour 1:1;
Follow up Roadmap for your future progression during the mentoring programme;
Email contact throughout.

Month 3
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 7,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 4
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 7,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 5
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 7,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 6
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 7,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 7
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 7,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 8
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 7,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 9
1 hour 1:1 to review progress;
Roadmap for future goals;
Final 1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

A full manuscript appraisal is available at the end of any of our Full Book Mentoring programmes for a discounted fee of £200 for up to 60,000 words and £350 for up to 100,000 words.

12 Months:-

Month 1
30-minute initial chat – telephone, Skype, Facebook;
Full or part manuscript appraisal depending on where you are with your work in progress;
Follow up 45-minute 1:1 – telephone, Skype, Facebook;
Email contact throughout.

Month 2
1 hour 1:1;
Follow up Roadmap for your future progression during the mentoring programme;
Email contact throughout.

Month 3
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 8,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 4
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 8,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 5
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 8,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 6
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 8,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 7
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 8,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 8
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 8,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 9
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 8,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 10
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 8,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 11
Submission of work for appraisal (maximum of 8,000 words);
1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

Month 12
1 hour 1:1 to review progress;
Roadmap for future goals;
Final 1 hour 1:1;
Email contact throughout.

A full manuscript appraisal is available at the end of any of our Full Book Mentoring programmes for a discounted fee of £200 for up to 60,000 words and £350 for up to 100,000 words.
The Cost

Full Book Mentoring programme – 6 months – £1,325.00

Full Book Mentoring programme – 9 months – £1,725.00

Full Book Mentoring programme – 12 months – £2,125.00