A few months ago, I heard that she is coming out with a new book Full Disclosure in October. Talk about ecstatic! I couldn’t contain my exuberance…told everyone breathing.
You know what I think is really amazing? One of my mentors and friend Susan May Warren said that Dee Henderson encouraged her earlier on her writing journey.
Now, Susan May Warren is mentoring writers all over the country with My Book Therapy. She has trained and brought some coaches on board the My Book Therapy Team and I am so blessed to be part of that amazing team.
The coaches at My Book Therapy encourage and mentor other writers. You can see that the chain of impact from one single act of encouragement on the writing road can mean so much.
Are you worth looking up to? Do you impact other writers around you?
The Mentoring Cycle of Successful Writers:
*Seeking a Mentor. The first stage of the cycle is to seek a qualified and encouraging mentor. This is the person that knows the writing craft better than you and can give you important tips for a successful career. They must believe in you and have an interest in helping you grow as a writer.
This may take some time. Just because someone is published, it doesn’t mean they are the right mentor for you. Consider carefully your choice for this person.
*Being an Encourager. Even before you are ready to be a mentor yourself, you should start encouraging and supporting other writers. Be a sounding board. Learn things together. Build a support system for your writing community.
*Helping A Newbie. This might be your first step in mentoring. Helping someone who is new to writing learn the basics. Sharing resources with them and encouraging them as they grow.
*Mentoring Someone Else. Take an active interest in mentoring someone else. It is amazing what you still can learn from each other. Giving back the things that you have learned is one way of showing appreciation for those who’ve shared with you.
Completing the mentoring cycle of Successful writers has created a community where we all improve and our fiction quality is impacted.
If you look at successful writers, most of them follow this cycle because they realize the importance of community.
What mentors have you found that have helped you on your writing journey?