Thursday, August 11, 2011

And .... GO!
Time to apply for the Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program

If you have talked to me about writing for more than a few minutes, you would have heard me go on ...
and on ....
and on about how wonderful it was to be part of the:

Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program
(There should be Star Wars style music right now.)

The Mentor Program matches writers and illustrators with mentors who work with them for six full months. Amazing mentors who are authors, illustrators, and (this time) agents.

A few things you should know:

It's all about the revising.
If you don't want someone to tell you how to make your work better, or if you don't like revising, this isn't the program for you.

It's your chance to be fearless.
Your mentor will help you think about your project in new ways. Be prepared for the ride.

It makes you part of an amazing community.
Each mentor picks about three mentees, so there were over twenty of us in the Mentor Program. Those people and their mentors have become awesome friends.

So go to the Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program page. If you have any questions for me, let me know. I'd be happy to tell you more about my experience in the program.


Tess said...

hooray for living fearless!!!!

hope you ladies are doing well...

Sarah said...

Tess, the Mentor Program was also how I met Amy Cook (my roomie three times over!).

How are YOU doing? We're getting close to your release date!

KT said...

Does the mentor program cost $ ?

Sarah said...

KT, so sorry I missed your comment! It does cost money, and you travel out to NV, so there are travel costs as well.

That being said, it's so worth it. AND there is some scholarship money available, so please don't let the cost keep you from applying.