Program Will Start January 3rd, 2022
Please do not pay for the mentorship until you receive a formal acceptance notification via email.
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Technique, motivation, and accountability to write that book!
We are very excited to offer a limited enrollment 3-Month Novel Mentorship Program with Professor and Amazon Bestselling Author, Seraphina Nova Glass. She’s also a screenwriter and award-winning playwright. She is published with Harper Collins and her third book will release in May, 2022. She has written each of her novels in three months or less, so she knows this can be done and believes in knocking out that draft and polishing it after it’s complete.
The one-on-one mentorship program will accept no more than 10 motivated writers. This is an immersive course designed to shepherd talented writers to THE END of their manuscript and identify next steps for the manuscript (revision, querying agents, publication, etc.).
The Ideal Applicant for this program can be at any stage in their novel. Whether you are still working on your idea or are well into writing it, the mentoring and one-to-one sections of the course will meet you where you are, and the seminars will cover material and ideas meant to motivate and inspire both beginning and advanced novelists. Writers accepted into the program will have basic knowledge of the tools and craft of writing fiction and are looking for an intensive experience without the cost of a top flight graduate program. Interested applicants will want to be a part of a thriving and intimate fiction cohort and understand that growth in craft requires critique, consistent work, and an eagerness to grow.
How it works:
This program in FULLY ONLINE
This program will accept the FIRST 10 applicants.
The instructor will meet you where you are in your writing process. Once the course starts, you will schedule a one-on-one session with Seraphina to discuss where you are and where you want to be. Ideally, each candidate will work on an outline of their novel before the program starts.
You will be able to send Seraphina questions and talk through any roadblocks you run into at any time over the three months, and scheduled call/Skype meetings will occur once weekly. You will be expected to write TWENTY FIVE pages of your book every week, and turn in up to TEN pages weekly for direct feedback. Much of the feedback given will apply to your next chapters, so the goal is not to revise. The goal is to keep moving forward, and use the notes to improve as you go. The notes each week will also be very helpful to refer back to in your revision process after you complete the first draft.
You will also be given new resources from the instructor every two weeks such as: writing tips, structuring the novel, outlining techniques, how to get an agent, realities of the publishing world, and much, much more.
Because the course is online, these resources will be in the form of articles, handouts, Powerpoints, etc., rather than lecture. Seraphina will be available to expand on any of these resources and help you on your writing journey so you can finish that first draft in the three months.
This six-month Novel Mentorship consists of the following:
- One-on-one mentoring
- Weekly meetings
- Personalized roadmap for achieving your project goals
- Access to mentor via email for questions for three months
- Weekly critique of pages, including line notes and a specific feedback for improvement and revisions
- Personalized readings and assignments based on your specific development needs
Mentee’s Monthly Responsibilities:
- Students send pages to mentor based on individual project goals negotiated with mentor
- Attend weekly online meetings
- Write 25 pages per week
- Adhere to the deadlines for turning in pages (or forego that round of submissions and re-join the schedule at the following submission deadline)
Although this is a first-come-first-serve program, we’d still like you to complete and application and send a writing sample. Complete the Application Questionnaire at the top of this page and submit a 3-6-page writing sample using standard manuscript format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Dates for January 2022 Novel Mentorship Cohort:
- The one-on-one Skype/Phone/Zoom start on a Sunday, but with each individualized plan, we will discuss the best day of the week for you. The following is a tentative weekly schedule that can be flexible (within a few days of the listed date) to meet the needs of each writer.
- 1/3 First one-on-one meetings
- 1/10 one-on-one meetings
- 1/17 one-on-one meetings
- 1/24 one-on-one meetings
- 1/31 one-on-one meetings
- 2/7 one-on-one meetings
- 2/14 one-on-one meetings
- 2/21 one-on-one meetings
- 2/28 one-on-one meetings
- 3/7 one-on-one meetings
- 3/14 one-on-one meetings
- 4/21 one-on-one meetings
- 4/28 LAST one-on-one meetings
Full Tuition for the 3-month program is $1,900. Accepted writers must commit to the full three months and meet all assigned deadlines. You can pay the tuition in full or opt for equal monthly payments by selecting Affirm at checkout. If you decide to create a monthly payment plan using Affirm, you can do so once you add "Full Tuition" to your cart, enter your contact information, and are on the payment page.
Additional Program Information:
Tuition is $1,900
All meeting are online and via phone and email
NOTE: Shifting some dates around may be necessary but any changes will be communicated well in advance, if possible.
If you have questions, please contact us HERE.
Mentor Seraphina Nova Glass signed a THREE-BOOK deal with Harper Collins in Spring 2019 for her upcoming domestic thriller novels. She is a Professor and Playwright-In-Residence at the University of Texas, Arlington where she teaches Film Studies and Playwriting. Seraphina holds an MFA degree in Dramatic Writing from Smith College, and a second MFA in Directing from the University of Idaho. She is a screenwriter and award-winning playwright with agent representation for playwriting (Robert A. Freedman Agency in New York) and fiction (Folio Lit in New York.)