One-on-One Mentorships in Creative Writing

If you have a novel-in-progress or a completed draft of a novel, you may wish to consider a one-on-one mentorship with a Writers’ Program instructor. Mentorships give you access to an instructor Monday through Friday for 4 full weeks.  You receive feedback every 12-24 hours for most work and 24-36 hours for longer material.

A Mentorship in Creative Writing is ideal for writers who:

  • Want a personalized approach to learning based on their level of experience and/or writing goals
  • Want ongoing targeted instruction and both written and verbal feedback as new pages are developed
  • Need guidance on specific craft issues such as structure, dialogue, characterization, balance, and/or pace

 

For details and pricing options click here.

To begin the mentorship process, please select up to three instructors from the genres below, then scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the form.  A Writers’ Program advisor will review your request and contact you.

 

These instructors offer Mentorships in Creative Writing:

Creative Nonfiction

  Gordon Grice, author of 4 books including The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators, and Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals   Roberta Wax, contributor to many magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Westways, Emmy, and Los Angeles
  Jacqueline Stenson, nonfiction writer who has written for the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, Reuters, Health, and Ladies’ Home Journal

 

Editing

  Seth Fischer, editor for Rare Bird Lit, Stillhouse Press, and individual clients; writing in Guernica, Best Sex Writing, and noted in The Best American Essays

 

Memoir

Seth Fischer, editor for Rare Bird Lit, Stillhouse Press, and individual clients; writing in Guernica, Best Sex Writing, and noted in The Best American Essays   Marianne Villanueva, author of Jenalyn, Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila; The Mayor of the Roses: Stories; and The Lost Language
  Jayanti Tamm, memoirist and fiction writer whose first book, Cartwheels in a Sari:  A Memoir of Growing Up Cult was published by Random House

 

Novel Writing

  Jessica Barksdale Inclan, author of 14 published novels, including her latest, the Burning Hour   Linzi Glass, author of the novels The Year the Gypsies Came, Ruby Red, and Finding Danny.
  Natashia Deon, 2017 NAACP Image Award nominee and author of the critically acclaimed novel Grace   Lynn Lauber, author of the autobiographical fiction books White Girls and 21 Sugar Street
  Tony DuShane, author of the novel Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk, plus writings in Mother Jones, The Believer, Penthouse, and the Rumpus   Adam McOmber, author of My House Gathers Desires: Stories; The White Forest: A Novel; and This New & Poisonous Air
  Robert Eversz, author of the novels Zero to the Bone, Digging James Dean, Garbo, Killing Paparazzi, Gypsy Hearts, and Shooting Elvis   Kris Neri, two-time Derringer Award winner whose novels include High Crimes on the Magical Plane, Magical Alienation, and the Tracy Eaton mystery novels

 

Personal Essay

  Seth Fischer, editor for Rare Bird Lit, Stillhouse Press, and individual clients; writing in Guernica, Best Sex Writing, and noted in The Best American Essays   Jacqueline Stenson, nonfiction writer who has written for the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, Reuters, Health, and Ladies’ Home Journal
  Cole Kazdin, regular contributor to VICE, and has written for The New York Times; three-time Moth GrandSLAM champion   Liz Stephens, author of the memoir The Days are Gods and former contributing editor to Brevity:  A Journal of Concise Nonfiction
  Wendy Oleson, fiction writer, poet, and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies   Roberta Wax, contributor to many magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Westways, Emmy, and Los Angeles

 

Poetry

Rachel Kann, author of the short story collection 10 for Everything; poet with several published chapbooks Wendy Oleson, fiction writer, poet, and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies

 

Short Story

  Jessica Barksdale Inclan, author of 14 published novels, including her latest, the Burning Hour Wendy Oleson, fiction writer, poet, and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies
Rachel Kann, author of the short story collection 10 for Everything; poet with several published chapbooks   Adam Prince, author of the short story collection The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men
  Ben Loory, author of the collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day; stories have been published in The New Yorker   Marianne Villanueva, author of Jenalyn, Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila; The Mayor of the Roses: Stories; and The Lost Language
  Adam McOmber, author of My House Gathers Desires: Stories; The White Forest: A Novel, and This New & Poisonous Air

 

Writing for Young Readers

  Laurel van der Linde, author of several nonfiction books for children including So, You Want to be a Dancer?, The White Stallions and The Pony Express

To speak to an advisor please call (310) 825-9415.

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