A Letter from the Chair of the HWA Mentor Program

One of the many benefits of being an HWA member is our Mentor Program. The program is offered to all members, but especially to new and aspiring writers, who are afforded the opportunity to be matched up with seasoned professionals, experienced and knowledgeable writers, including Active members who know just what it takes to create and tell a story, and all that follows soon after.

Whether it's creating short fiction, long fiction, or novel length works, or perhaps coaching the new writer on how to draft up a query letter or search for the right agent, or proper etiquette when submitting your finished work to a publisher, having someone who’s "been there, done it," only helps to improve the skills you need in this ever changing industry. This is what the Mentor Program is designed to do for those who are ready and willing to learn.

If you're interested in joining the Mentor Program, there are only a few prerequisites you need to follow. First, you have to be a paid-up member, second you need to contact me, and in your email you will need to provide your membership status, a statement of what you've done as a writer, including any published works you've attained and, most important, what you are looking for in a mentor. What do you want to see come from your time spent under the wings of someone who knows what it takes to make your writing sell?

I welcome you to the Mentor Program. If you have any questions or are ready to sign up, please get in contact with me at michaelknost@me.com.

Thank you,
Michael Knost
HWA Mentor Program Chairperson

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