2 weeks ago
Thursday, May 09, 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 most 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 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.