Mentoring

Mentoring
Writing doesn’t have to be a solitary process. Sometimes we need input from a trusted source to help us produce a poem or essay that matches our vision and truly represents what we wish to say.

I offer manuscript consultations for beginning and advanced writers with an emphasis on poetry, although I have experience working across genres in personal essay, memoir, short fiction, young adult & children’s literature, and screenwriting.
Writing
Collaboration
Our collaboration begins with a free phone consultation to discuss your project, your goals for your writing, and what kind of support you need right now.  I have helped clients develop:

  • Individual poems, stories, articles, and blog posts    

  • Contest and literary magazine submissions

  • Chapbooks 

  • Personal essays 

  • MFA applications

  • Book-length manuscripts and screenplays

Services:

In our work together, I will provide:
 
  • Customized recommendations to help you move past “process" issues like writer’s block, procrastination, perfectionism, and writing anxiety
 
  • An in-depth editorial review of your work, including line edits and a summary letter outlining your manuscript’s strengths and strategies for revision
 
  • Craft suggestions to sharpen the focus and impact of your writing
 
  • Personalized activities to advance your writing and help you complete your projects
 
  • Guidance on publication
 
  • If you wish, suggestions on flower essences to support self-expression and the creative process
 
I charge an hourly rate, per page, for manuscript reviews plus a fee for our phone or Zoom consultation. Please feel free to reach out through my Connect page or email me directly at jennifer@jelmore.com for more information.
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