• Gail Anderson-Dargatz
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  • Gail Anderson-Dargatz

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  • Gail Anderson-Dargatz

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BoatIn this one-on-one, private, four-month online mentorship, Gail will guide you as you write your novel or short story project. Monthly submission deadlines keep you producing. Gail’s direction keeps you on track.

There are no assignments or writing prompts. Gail focuses solely on your project and your specific writing needs. Great for both emerging writers and pros with a new project on the go.

As a bonus, you’ll become a member of Gail’s on-line writing community with access to on-going discussions about craft, promotion and the writing marketplace.

You have the option of booking more sessions to complete your project.

For a taste of Gail's approach, please see this interview with Gail in The Puritan.

To see what writers have to say about Gail's developmental edits and mentorships, please click on praise.

How it works: We'll set you up with your own private discussion board on Gail's teaching forum. All discussion takes place on this board and only you and Gail will see it. Each month you'll post a portion of your fiction manuscript up to 4,000 words plus a one-page outline or synopsis, for a total of 16,000 words over the course of the four-month mentorship. In response, Gail posts her notes on each submission that include discussion on specific elements of craft. You can expect Gail’s notes on your submission in one week’s time. At the point Gail responds, you'll brainstorm with Gail on the private forum during your scheduled meet day. Discussion then closes as you prepare your next month’s submission.

Cost of one four-month (four session) mentorship: $975 plus GST/HST (of your province).

Please note that once you've paid to reserve your spot, the fee will not be reimbursed in whole or in part, so please make sure you can commit to your chosen dates. Not sure? Put your name on the interest list for the next session (see below). Gail's fiction mentorship schedule often fills months in advance, however, so register early to avoid disappointment. As the number of seats in Gail's schedule is limited, registration is on a first pay, first serve basis.

Fiction mentorships with Gail also make great gifts for writers. We'll make up a personalized gift certificate for the writer in your life.

Click on shop to buy a gift or reserve your spot now. Don't want to pay online? No problem! Email and we'll make other arrangements. 

Grants for writers can often be used for professional development, like this mentorship. Check out provincial and federal arts councils to see if this is a funding possibility for you.

You can also try one of Gail's blue pencil sessions to see if a mentorship is right for you. Not your average blue pencil session, this blue pencil intensive is a single session workshop just like what you'd experience in the mentorship. And you can book a blue pencil session any time.

Upcoming four-month fiction mentorships:

Fall session 2018: runs September to December. Full!

Spring session 2019: runs January to April 2019. Register now to hold your spot by clicking on Shop, or put your name on the interest list.

Summer session 2019: runs May to August. Put your name on the interest list.

Contact Gail's office for more information or to put your name on the interest list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..