For those writers who are under the age of 18 we offer a unique style of mentoring that covers not only writing but also the understanding of the English language in reference to the publishing stage.
Many young writers really enjoy the freedom of letting their imaginations run wild and free by creating and writing the most amazing stories. Many also find the craft of writing helps them say things they would otherwise not be able to put into speech. Thus helping them cope with situations they have little control over.
At Mentoring Writers we recognise this and the need to nurture and encourage this creativity in young people from all backgrounds.
That is why, in order to accommodate and assist new and developing young writers we offer access to resources aimed specifically for their age group through our sister organisation Kids4Kids.org.uk. (Please note this is not to be confused with any other organisation with a similar name).
Each year Kids4Kids takes on one or more young writers and works with them to achieve their desired writing goals. This is not meant to be detrimental to the excellent English educational tutoring they receive in our school system; but is aimed at concentrating on specific areas within the creative writing system, where often the rules in writing can be broken. Strange as it may seem when a child wants to have a book published, and it is amazing how many do, then we at Kids4Kids are geared to help them achieve that very success.
All our mentoring services are backed with regular emails and discussions that are geared to the individual needs and are with the full access and consent of their parent or guardian.
How much does it cost?
In simple terms - nothing. We offer this as a free service. Having said that we are willing to discuss writing with any young writer but stress we only publish one book per year with no cost to the author. We believe we need to concentrate our resources carefully although we will answer any questions a young writer may have regarding the writing craft.
Every Mentoring Session starts with a free consultation in order for the Mentor to understand the needs of the writer, and where necessary, to create a timetable suitable for the person being mentored.
To find out how we can help you, click the link to our sister site:
‘Ann, Thanks so much for believing in me and for helping me to achieve my dream by putting my work into print!’
Anya Elisabeth (Age 14. Part of the Kids4Kids Group of Young Mentored Writers)