6 months ago
Monday, April 29, 2013
How many of you have been a mentor? Maybe you mentored a new employee at work. Showed them the ropes. Answered questions. Helped them advance.
Since a lot of you are probably writers, have you ever mentored another writer? There are different ways to do that.
You could blog how-to posts that might help a writer with grammar, or promotion, or publishing, or plotting, for example.
You could also work one-on-one with a fellow writer. Meet with her or him in person or online or via phone or Skype.
The Sisters in Crime group that I belong to does once-a- year mentoring during the month of April, leading into May.
This year, I was asked and agreed to be a mentor. My mentee lives in San Antonio, probably a hundred miles away from me. That won't stop us from getting together, though. We can meet halfway or I can drive to San Antonio. And, of course, there's always phone calls, email, and Skype (if I can figure out how to use mine or even where my little Skype camera is).
If you have already been a mentor, email me with advice. I would appreciate it. (Whether it's advice on mentoring or Skyping.)
I'll let y'all know how it goes.