Project Description


Do you want to write, but don’t know where or how to start?

The Writers’ Cafe mentors can help you get started writing that novel you’ve always wanted to write. We offer a selection of structured one-to-one mentoring packages, designed to provide you with the practical tools you need to get well on the way with your writing project.

Our mentors are friendly local writers, who have themselves been through the process of writing a novel, from having that first idea to submitting a completed draft to an agent. They know how to deal with the challenges of beginning to write a novel for the first time, and are enthusiastic about sharing that knowledge to support new writers on their journeys.

Mentoring packages

Developing your story idea (1 x 1.5 hours)

If you love the idea of writing a novel, but find it difficult to develop a concept, or to organise your ideas into a coherent whole, you will benefit from this mentoring session. We will help you identify ideas with story potential, to organise your ideas into a structure, and to develop a storyline that’s ready to be turned into a novel.


Starting your novel (3 x 1 hour)

If you have an idea for a novel, but are daunted by the prospect of beginning to write it, this mentoring package is for you. We will walk you through techniques to develop a plot outline with a scene-by-scene plan, create solid characters, and capture the reader’s interest from the start. 


Ongoing writing support (5 x 1 hour)

If you feel that you would benefit from ongoing mentoring support, constructive critical feedback and an accountability partner, we can offer ongoing writing support to build on the initial sessions. We will meet on a regular basis to discuss progress, review your work and provide constructive critical feedback throughout your writing process.


If you would like to work with a writing mentor, please get in touch and tell us a little bit about yourself and your writing aspirations, so we can match you with a mentor. You are always welcome to drop in for an informal chat about mentoring options at our Monday evening pop-up cafe.

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