Mentorships and Extended Q & A

To pay forward to other writers what I’ve learned, I offer my free instructional Journal. For those who want more directed learning, I offer two resources:

▪a limited number of Mentorships for only $25 (US) per month, and

▪an unlimited number of Extended Q & A sessions for $15 per month.

Features of the Mentorship

▪Each Mentorship lasts one month minimum.

▪Mentorships are fully interactive and might include critiques (of craft, not content), copyedits, free copies of my how-to books, and assignments. For this reason, I reserve the right to limit the number of students I work with at any one time.

▪Unlike my previous mentorships, these are completely unstructured and are driven strictly by the student.

▪If you’re working on a craft topic, I suggest you have a work in progress or be willing to start one.

▪ You may ask me anything across all craft and non-craft topics as they pertain to writing or publishing.

▪ Openings are a particular weakness for many writers. I’m more than happy to review and report back on at least one opening scene per month.

▪ I’ll might assign specific projects if necessary to improve particular aspects of your craft. The projects are ot mandatory but are highly recommended.

▪ When requested, please send any stories or assignments in either .doc, .docx or .rtf format. (I will comment directly on the story or assignment using the Track Changes feature.)

▪ The mentorship may continue as long as the student and I agree. Either the student or I may discontinue the mentorship at any time.

Features of the Q & A

▪Each Extended Q & A lasts one month minimum.

▪The writer may ask up to 5 questions per month via email, each with one follow-up question, regarding craft or writing technique.

▪I will respond as thoroughly as possible. My response might sometimes contain links to posts I’ve written on the topic.

▪ The student may convert the Q & A to a Mentorship at any time.

The Fine Print

  1. Each Mentorship and Extended Q & A is conducted via email so that both I and the student will have a record of all exchanges. However, the content of all email exchanges—NOT to include any fiction written by the student—is my sole intellectual property. I grant license to the student and his or her significant other for the private use of that content.
  2. Each Mentorship and Extended Q & A begins on the day payment is received and ends one month from that date unless the student continues the mentorship. I will never reveal in any venue or format students’ names, email addresses or other personal information.

Payment

By PayPalEither click the Subscribe button near the bottom of this page to establish a recurring $25 or $15 monthly payment (if you’re certain you want the mentorship to run longer than one month),

OR click the Donate button at the very bottom of this page to make a one-time payment of $25 or $15. If you choose that method, and if you want the mentorship to continue, you’ll have to make a new payment each month.

By Personal Check Make your check for $25 or $15 payable to Harvey Stanbrough and mail it to PO Box 604, Saint David AZ 85630-0604. Again, if you want the mentorship to continue, you’ll have to make another payment each month.

Feel free to download this free PDF copy of Craft and Non-Craft Topics to Stir Thought. Note: I no longer offer structured mentorships such as those mentioned in this handout. All mentorships are student-driven. I provide this document only as a catalyst for thought.



If you’d rather, you can pay for one month of Mentorship ($25) or Extended Q & A ($15) by clicking the Donate button below. Again, thank you!