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So, you want to be a great writing mentor? Here are five tips to help you establish a positive relationship with your mentee, and help them to provide their possible work for publication: Separate and identify structural issues as opposed to stylistic edits. If a piece of writing has made it to you for peer-review, … Continue reading How to be an Awesome Writing Mentor
There are many reasons why a publisher rejects an author’s work. Here are some common reasons for getting a rejection The work does not adhere to submission guidelines You may have written the next throb bizz but, unless you’re Toni Morrison, Stephen King or Nora Roberts, follow submission guidelines—publishers are precious about these. One glance, … Continue reading So, you’ve received a rejection letter…
Reading is subjective. We don’t like everything that everyone is reading. So writing is not a guarantee that the people you intend to connect with your work will connect with it. And this includes peer reviewers. Why peer review? To be published, writers give others entry to their precious world. Refereeing by peers and experienced … Continue reading Peer review; when is it appropriate to ignore feedback?
The dictionary definition you would find for the short story is ‘a very brief story with an immediate point'. A short story is a prose narrative, generally up to 5,000 words, but you can get shorter or longer versions which might then fall within classifications like ‘novella' or ‘flash fiction’. Much has evolved in writing … Continue reading How do you structure a short story?
Bio: Kate McKay, age 15, from Australia. I love to read and I play the viola and cello. Editor’s note: We liked that this poem wasn’t entirely predictable. The series of metaphors invite the reader to think about the different aspects of hope. Hope is a beautiful thing, but it can also be dangerous or … Continue reading Kate McKay
Bio: Hello, my name is Erna Gashi. I am an American-European girl, 16 years of age, and I live on the East Coast of the United States. I am very passionate about culture, traveling, writing, and fitness. In my free time, when I am not writing, I enjoy being physically active through running and soccer. … Continue reading Erna Gashi
Bio: I’m Conall Hickey, I’m 15, and I’m from the United States of America. I’ve been writing for just over a year, and I really, really love wolves. Mentor’s note: “Conall’s two poems are distinctive in their use of extended metaphor. Conall shows as a writer they are adept at bringing a unique perspective on … Continue reading Conall Hickey